CYD holds “Toys for Children that Santa Forgot, but God Remembered” event

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Charles “Butch” Walton, son of Jeannetta Robinson, Santa and Elizabeth Coggs joined in the toy give away to the children during the CYD event. (Photo by Cy White)

Career Youth Development (CYD) held its annual event, “Toys for Children that Santa Forgot, but God Remembered” last week at the North Divisioin Campus.

Hundreds of children received toys, sponsors donated toys, and volunteers from Walgreens along with others passed them out to the children.

Hundreds of children received gifts and toys during the CYD event held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the North Division High School Campus. (Photo by Cy White)

Hundreds of children received gifts and toys during the CYD event held on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at the North Division High School Campus. (Photo by Cy White)

This event is done in remembrance of Jeannetta Robinson’s granddaughter Lil Netta who was discovered giving toys away to children attending her own birthday party.

When her grandmother Jeanetta asked her why she was giving toys away, she replied, “they told me that they didn’t receive anything for Christmas, and since I received toys for both Christmas and my birthday (12/27), I decided to give some of mine away to them.”

There were gifts and toys for each gender and various age groups the smiles on these girls faces tell the joy shared that day. (Photo by Cy White)

There were gifts and toys for each gender and various age groups the smiles on these girls faces tell the joy shared that day. (Photo by Cy White)

The very next year, CYD began holding the event, and Lil Netta at age 7 was one of the first donors.

And the event has been held every year on Dec. 27th since that time.