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Local Community Group Brings Christmas Cheer To Families In Need

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --  A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit surprised several needy families with a little Christmas cheer a day early through a program called Operation Holiday Help.

"We got bikes, we got iPads, we got coats."

Anton Moore is the founder of Unity in the Community. For the fifth year in a row, the non-profit is delivering Christmas to seven families who have had a tough time, nominated for the surprise by their friends.

"Fire victim families and one grandmother who found out she had cancer and had to leave work and is raising three boys on her own."

So with Santa in tow, and more than a dozen volunteers, Moore drove a U-Haul truck packed with gifts.

"I just want to say thank you and Merry Christmas to everybody."

Nakia and her four sons had a hard 2014, so the surprise brought tears, happy ones this time.

And for her young son, big eyes at the thought of going to a basketball game.

And two very special elves, little leaguer Mo'ne Davis and rapper Meek Mill.

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

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