Caleb, 2, and Hudson, 4, gladly spend time with Santa, played by Michael Michaud. The children were excited by all the presents being donated through the Interfaith Community Services holiday program that helps make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate.
Explorer Newspaper staff, from left, Jaime Hood, Chris Flora, J.D. Fitzgerald, Thelma Grimes, Brandon Hays, Grace Heike and Kate Long gather in front of the presents at ICS, which were donated for the paper’s Give to Win promotion.
Hudson, 4, hugs Santa after seeing the boxes of Christmas presents he delivered on behalf of Interfaith Community Services last week.
Caleb, 2, gets candy canes for his sister and dad from Santa.
Seven-month old Arden enjoys a candy cane while sitting with Santa Claus. Arden and her family received gifts as part of the Interfaith Community Services holiday gift program
Steve Pollyea of Interfaith Community Services talks to Caleb about Santa Claus and Christmas
The Explorer Newspaper’s Bobbi Paley and Brandon Hays organize and wrap presents at Interfaith Community Services office.
Numerous presents have been donated during the past month, which will be given away to families in need this holiday season.
Thelma Grimes, center, and Grace Heike wrap presents at ICS last week.
Explorer Newspaper staff member Kate Long wraps a gift in one of the conference rooms at Interfaith Community Services’ main office.
Explorer Newspaper staff member J.D. Fitzgerald unpacks presents to be wrapped, which will be given to families in need this season.