The nonprofit and St. Luke's Episcopal Church, located at 85 Greenway S., handed out new, wrapped gifts to more than 50 children in the Community House's Eviction Prevention Program.
The gifts were all donated by members of St. Luke's congregation.
"The church parishioners are providing many families with the only gifts that their children will receive this holiday," said Marilyn Sotomayor, Queens Community House's director of housing and homelessness prevention. "The larger gift to those that we serve is the reminder that there are people within our community that care and this is a tradition we hope to continue.”
Queens Community House's Eviction Prevention Program works with families that are eligible for public assistance and have an active housing court case.
The program's services include benefits advocacy, landlord-tenant mediation and referrals to legal services.