Helping hundreds of moms shop for the holidays

Courtesy of the YES Program
Posted at 7:19 PM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 23:33:12-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A program in Nashville is giving moms in need a helping hand when it comes to putting presents under their Christmas trees.

On Saturday, the YES Lindsley Center transformed into a Christmas store. More than 150 moms spent their day shopping for their children.

"I just feel grateful that they are able to walk away with them, not every person gets the opportunity to get toys," said volunteer Daniel Johnson.

Each family was able to pick one full outfit, four toys and some toiletries. They also received a bag full of groceries and a Walmart gift card.

For moms like Devora Easley, who is shopping for six kids, it makes a huge difference. She told NewsChannel 5 that she currently can't work because she is on dialysis.

"Every year I come and they help me out a lot," said Devora Easley.

The event, put together by the YES program, took place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Its great to come out and give back to the community," said volunteer Rachel Huser.

To learn more about the program, click here.