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Groups rally to give abused and neglected children gifts before holiday break

Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 08, 2017

Several groups in the Tampa Bay area are hoping to bring smiles to kids while on Holiday break from School.  

The River Wilderness Party Girls community group spent Friday afternoon packing backpacks full of goodies for Manatee County school kids.

“Our goal is to give them goodies and treats while they are away from school,” a group member said.

The group is packing enough backpacks for 500 school kids.

Down the street, employees of RevContent shopped for about 80 children at Target.

“These children come from less than ideal situations. Their parents might have been abusive or drug users,” said RevContent employee Peter Varga.

The group is spending about $6,000 on Christmas gifts, but they say it’s well worth the cost.

"Everyone loves what they do. Having the opportunity to give back to these children is priceless for us,” said Varga.

Click here to help the non-profits these groups are supporting.