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Volunteers deliver thousands of coats, gifts to children in need

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Amarillo, TX - After working all year to collect coats and other gifts for area kids this Christmas, the fruits of that labor finally paid off Saturday.

It was delivery day for the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project.

Saturday morning, several hundred volunteers headed to the Eveline Rivers Workshop downtown to help pack up and then deliver coats and children's gifts to area children in need this year.

An early Christmas present that isn't just rewarding for the kids receiving the gifts. "All the people have come to be elves to take our gifts over to the children's homes," said Eveline Rivers. "We are delivering 8,000 gifts, it's a very cheerful place, a little cool at the moment but the sun is out and we're excited for all this to take place for the children."

This year, 2013, the Eveline Rivers Christmas Project is celebrating its 30th year of collecting and delivering coats and gifts to local children.