SHARONVILLE, Ohio -- Children with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program were surprised when a truck pulled up to their location this week to unload bags full of presents.
The UAW No. 863 of the Ford Motor Company in Sharonville donated gifts for 135 children from 46 families served by Big Brothers Big Sisters in Butler County. The group also donated Christmas dinners complete with a frozen turkey to each family.
Each year, the UAW Community Service Committee organizes a drive to collect gifts for families in the Greater Cincinnati area who are in need of assistance during this time of the year.
"Employees love participating in this project," said Cheryl Holland, community service committee chair. "The project is near and dear to the hearts of the community service committee because they have all experienced hardships and times when they needed help."
"Big Brothers Big Sisters so appreciates the generosity shown by UAW No. 863 in helping bring joy to these children on Christmas," said Julie Dichtl, vice president of development at BBBS.
Holland hopes that others will "pay it forward" and help others when they can.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Attending high school at community college earns students two degrees, self-esteem and a focus on science and math learning.
Four people have been charged with robbing two Miami University students at gunpoint in separate incidents last week.
A Hamilton County Justice Center corrections officer faces a single charge after authorities say he went online to try to meet and have sex…
Saying the dead girl's mother begged him to get involved, the Butler County sheriff says his investigators are reviewing the 2012 killing…
Cincinnati Public Schools' Walnut Hills High School earned the No. 1 ranking in Ohio in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey,…
Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank wonders if Duke's property interests could be influencing the company's advocacy for the…
WCPO reporter Jessica Noll covers the debate between Boone County judge executive candidates Gary Moore and J. Kyle Sweeney.
Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent, bolstered by some lower expenses and a reduced tax rate.
A group of Cincinnati area officials and business leaders are coming together Wednesday to support a statewide project.
A wrap-up of local stories happening Wednesday, April 23, 2014.