The Warren Family Mission with the help of Game Changers and other groups, sponsored by Toys For Tots, gave gifts to more than 900 children at its gift giving event Friday, according to Mission Executive Director Cait White.

She said each child was able to receive four gifts and five stocking stuffers. 

“We gave away brand new bikes, gift cards for teens, Barbies, action figures, we had all different types,” White said. 

All the children that received gifts were preregistered by the parents.

“The parents came in and shopped,” she said.

“The parents came in and the gifts weren’t wrapped so they could see the items.”

She said some of the gifts were donated, but others were bought with monetary donations that were designated for the gifts.

White also said whatever gifts are left over will be wrapped and given to all the children who attend the annual Christmas dinner, which is Dec. 22.

Game Changers made a delightful contribution to the third annual Hometown Holidays Celebration in Downtown Warren. Operating out of the Brite building on West Market St., they hosted their popular cookie table for kids. Young children eagerly decorated their own sugar cookies, guided by enthusiastic high school volunteers from Warren JFK High School. The event brought festive joy and community spirit to all who attended.

Game Changers had a  cookie decorating in the lobby of BRITE Energy Innovators, which also hosted vendors from the Youngstown Flea. Children came in and decorated their own cookies with frosting and different toppings, alongside volunteers from local high schools. Hundreds of cookies were given out to children throughout the night, with festive music and great vibes. 

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