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Families camp out for early Christmas at Toys for Joy events

Posted at 10:48 AM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 13:48:10-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Thousands of children and their families enjoyed a Christmas miracle Saturday, as Toys for Joy delivered smiles across the county.

About 8,000 - 9,000 people made their way through the lines outside four locations packed with toys as part of the event, at Lincoln High School, Cajon Valley Middle School, Castle Park High School, and Guajome Park Academy in Vista.

At Lincoln High School, some families camped out for the event, waking up to toys and more generous donations. Every child under the age of 11 will walk away with a brand new toy.

Families got their own holiday miracle, as other stations offer gently used clothing and also bring home groceries.

Toys for Joy has been a free community event for 23 years and is hosted by The Rock Church.