Central Texas teens, 130 of them, are getting the ultimate Christmas this year. Child Protective Services and Foster Angels of Central Texas, a non-profit organization, have teamed up to grant all their Christmas wishes.
From bikes and sporting goods to computers, donors from all over the Austin area covered their Christmas lists. It's the seventh year Foster Angels has hosted the event, they say this year will be a Christmas the kids will never forget.
“One of my kids ordered a Pikachu, a life-sized Pikachu, she is going to die,” Child Protective Services caseworker Adrienne Paine said.”It means so much to us and it means the world to our youth. It symbolizes love, it symbolizes you matter in this world, that you are a voice."
Unfortunately, each of these teens won't be adopted by the time they turn 18, which is why the groups wanted to do something special. This year was the largest this event has ever been.
"There's no way to know if this is going to change their life but providing joy in one moment is really so much more than you can think -- and that's what foster angels is all about,” Foster Angels Marketing Manager Maggie Sheppard said.