MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA)- One community leader in Aberdeen made sure every child has a gift to open on Christmas day.
Katina Holliday is the CEO of Holliday's Helping Hands foundation based in Los Angeles, California. This year for the holidays she wanted to come back home to kick off her Holliday Tour Drive.
"I had to find a way to give back to my community," said Katina Holliday. "But what better way especially during this pandemic and everything that's going on."
With the help of the Jesus Outreach Ministry, the foundation purchased over 100 toys for area children. Kids came in one at a time to pick their choice of two toys.
One reason why Holliday wanted to give back is that she wanted to impact the children that live in the same area that she was raised in.
"I know the impact that one little girl and one little boy maybe like I can do this," said Holliday. "So for me, I wanted to start something that's generational."
One group of sisters had no idea they would be impacted by Holliday and leave with 3 new bikes.
"Because she really didn't have to do it," said Amelia Jones.
Amelia, Camile and Camelia are sisters. When they waited in line, they had no idea they would be gifted an early Christmas gift. Each sister was gifted their own bike. Receiving the bike's added a few extra activities for them for the holiday.
"We will probably ride together at home," said Camelia.
"I'm going to ride my bike all day," said Amelia.
The Jones sisters are just a few of the many kids that went home with smiles on their faces. As for Holliday, she plans to continue to give back.
"This is my first one, and it won't be my last one," said Holliday.