Thousands of children received a heartwarming visit from Santa Claus at Welcome Hall mission today.
The organization's staff gave out 10 000 gifts to 2 000 children during the 10th edition of their annual present giveaway.
CEO Cyril Morgan says seeing the smiling faces of needy children and parents is the main reason his organization holds the event.
"It's wonderful to see the children to leave here with smiles on their faces and that's what it's all about", Morgan said.
For some of these families, these gifts are the only ones the kids are going to get, so we try to give them the best that we can."
For parents in attendance, the organisation's generosity is a highlight in what would otherwise be a bleak Christmas time.
"When you don't have enough money to buy what the kids want and you can come to a place like this, I find it wonderful", declared Junior.
Welcome Hall Mission welcomes donations for the needy throughout the holiday season ... and beyond.
Photo credit: Chris Nardi