More than 120 packages wrapped in festive holiday paper spill out from beneath a white Christmas tree at Grandma’s House in Columbia.

The packages, wrapped by high school and college students and a few adults, contain a pair of socks and pajamas for children in Tuolumne County.

“We want to ensure that all children in Tuolumne County have a new set of pajamas for Christmas,” said Jean Geritz, educational coordinator with Grandma’s House.

The donated pajamas and socks will be distributed to the Center for a Nonviolent Community, ICES (Infant/Child Enrichment Services), Project Feed Your Kids, church and school recommendations, and Nancy’s Hope Free Christmas Dinner and Toy Giveaway.

This is the second year Grandma’s House has collected and donated gifts of pajamas and socks, last year they collected 77.

“We want to thank everyone for their support. It shows a community warmth of holiday spirit” said Grandma’s House founder Nina Collins.

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