It was a record breaking year of giving for a local charitable organization.
Thousands of less fortunate children in Hamilton will be getting presents this Christmas thanks to an initiative one man began six years ago, with a single tweet.
In a studio in downtown Hamilton, dozens of volunteers spent their Sunday wrapping boxes upon boxes of toys for children.
The founder of Friends With Hearts, Jay Perry, says six years ago he was just looking to sponsor one family. Now, Friends With Hearts is serving thousands.
The money goes towards buying toys for children of all ages. Friends With Hearts works with the Good Shepherd to distribute the goods to families in need.
But the children will be opening more than toys.
Today volunteers were wrapping diapers, baby clothes, pyjamas, winter coats, hats and mits.
Representatives from the Good Shepherd say, families and even children request basic necessities that many of us take for granted, like …