The sorority girls of U.K.'s Delta Gamma learned an important lesson in giving back.
The girls surprised a family in need with an unforgettable Christmas and the family says this is a Christmas they will never forget.
Christmas will be a little brighter this year for one family in need thanks to Santa's special helpers.
“Never in my lifetime, I'd say maybe combined in all the years since they've been little, they might have gotten that many combined,” Susan Stiltner said.
Along with the HELP Center in Pike County which provides assistance to low income families year round, these U.K. sorority girls gathered about 200 gifts for the family.
“My granddaughter started a thing with the sorority girls and wanted to just pick out a family,” Monk Sanders said.
“We get the sorority together and everyone goes out and gets gifts over the Thanksgiving holiday and we all come back and wrap them and get them ready for everyone,” Racheal Stump said.
The excitement grew while waiting for the 5 children to come home from school.
A little stunned at first, the children were more than excited about the mountain of toys under the Christmas tree.
The kids were allowed to open one gift each..
“This is going to brighten their day a lot, believe me. They'll think about you guys, it won't be just Christmas day, but it will be all year,” Stiltner said.
With hugs and high fives, the family thanked the girls for all they had done.
It will certainly be a Christmas this family won't soon forget.
The Help Center, or helping ease life's poverty, provides more than 400 meals to families living in poverty each month.