The Christmas Store

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Lori Mathews (left), a member of the Christmas Store committee, hugs Alli Bell, 16, as Alli and her mother Mary Alice Bell (right) drop off toy donations at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Linda Carswell loads bags of donated toys she received from the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Donated toys are lined up and ready to be picked up by the families at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Pastor Patricia Francis (left), with Jesus Reign International Ministry, which was in charge of the food distribution, and Louvenia Mathews (right), an organizer with the Christmas Store, which was in charge of the toy distribution, help people sign in during the event at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Cydney Mathews (right), 17, and her mother, Lori, put on festive hats while volunteering at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Wendy Mealing (left), a member of the Christmas Store committee, and volunteer Cheryl McCrae sort donated toys at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Wendy Mealing (center), a member of the Christmas Store committee, and other volunteers load a cart with toys at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Food is bagged and ready to be distributed by Jesus Reign International Ministry at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Food is distributed by Jesus Reign International Ministry at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Food is bagged and ready to be distributed by Jesus Reign International Ministry at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Donated toys are lined up and ready to be picked up by the families at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Donated toys are lined up and ready to be picked up by the families at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Destiny Mathews, 14, puts a on festive hat while volunteering at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Donated toys are lined up and ready to be picked up by the families at the Christmas Store at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. The Christmas Store is a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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Food and toys were distributed to people in need at the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of North Augusta on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2013. Food was distributed by Jesus Reign International Ministry and the toys were distributed by The Christmas Store, a local organization of community members that provides toys, clothing and other gifts for less fortunate, local children during Christmas. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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