Carrying wrapping paper and cookies to be delivered with each family’s gifts are (from left) Virginia Run Elementary fifth-grader Jay Rennyson, mom Lisa Rennyson and sister Callie, a Harvard University sophomore and 2016 Westfield grad.
Photo by Bonnie Hobbs.
The all-volunteer, local nonprofit, Our Neighbor’s Child (ONC), brought holiday joy to some 700 families in need in Centreville and Chantilly. Delivery day was Dec. 17, with high-school students packing presents into cars so area residents could deliver them to the recipients.
What made them lend a hand? “We’ve been doing it for years,” said former Virginia Run resident Pat Shelton, who drove from Gainesville to ONC’s warehouse in Chantilly to get several gift bags to deliver. “We’re just trying to help out.”