EVART — More than 220 Osceola County families in need were able to shop for Christmas presents and other necessities during the annual Gifts for Kids event, which took place on Saturday at Evart Middle School.
Gifts for Kids is hosted by Mecosta Osceola County Department of Humans Services and Love Inc. of Osceola County which provides presents for the holidays. The organizations partner with area churches and food pantries. During the event, families visit tables determined by age group and choose one gift per child. Board games, socks and underwear, small household appliances, blankets, laundry necessities, winter accessories and a table of free items also were offered. Once families had chosen their items, free gift wrapping was available.