"Hometown Christmas" Bringing Gifts to Big Spring Children

By Nahum Sotelo
NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Once again, the humility of the Big Spring community is known, this time Wells Fargo in Big Spring is giving a hand.

It's known as "Hometown Christmas," a community oriented program that makes sure every child in Big Spring opens a gift on Christmas Day.

It all began three years ago with Jeanie Knocke, a Wells Fargo employee that began buying gifts for children in need.

Wells Fargo saw that is was such a great deed that they decided to pitch in.

Big Spring teachers put together a list of needy kids then volunteers call their parents to get their wish lists.

Throughout the year, employees and community volunteers collect toys for Christmas.

Ever since they started, more people have come out to help.

Knocke also says that they will keep this up as long as there is a need in the community.

This year, they will be helping out about 75 to 100 big spring kids.

Santa Claus will be delivering the toys to the kids' homes thanks to local volunteers.