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Sweet Alice Holds First Toy Giveaway For Seniors

WATTS ( -- Community activist Sweet Alice Harris is known for her generous heart for children from low-income families in Los Angeles.

In her annual Christmas toy drive last week, she gave away more than 400 bicycles.

On Tuesday, she expanded her Christmas cheer to seniors at AltaMed, a non-profit health center in Watts, in the first toy drive of its kind – the Sweet Alice Senior Citizen Santa Toy Giveaway.

About 200 seniors enjoyed a holiday meal and received toys so they can give them away to their grandchildren or other young loved ones in their lives.

"Let the grandmothers do something. And this was AltaMed's idea," said Sweet Alice.

"Sweet Alice will never turn down an opportunity to help more people in her community," said Michelle Burton of AltaMed.

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