Area churches bring joy, toys to children
Ahlonte Brandon, 2, hugs his new Star Wars toy given to him as a Christmas present during a toy giveaway at Grande Circle in Fairfield, Thursday. Volunteers from the Neighborhood Hope Dealer teamed up with nine local churches to give presents to kids in various neighborhoods throughout Fairfield. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — It just took a simple question from Rasheeda Aquil to Tony Adams to completely change the holiday dynamic for Aquil and her family.
"What are you going to do with the bikes?" she said to Adams, a minister at Mount Calvary Baptist Church and the church's evangelism division director, about the four bikes parked next to the curb on Grande Circle Christmas morning. They sat next to a U-Haul truck filled with toys being distributed by Mount Calvary Church members through the Solano Toy Drive sponsored by the Neighborhood Hope Dealer organization. Continue Reading