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Market Common coffee shop gives gifts to 120 children

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The Common Spot, a coffee shop in the Market Common delivered gifts to 120 underprivileged children Friday evening.

Nicole Garcia, a Common Spot employee said the shop originally wanted to help 35 children, but when a local pastor offered up 120 names, the store couldn't turn the children down.

In less than one month, through word-of-mouth and Facebook, The Common Spot had enough donors to help all 120 children out. Each child received one shirt, one pair of pants, one pair of shoes and a toy off of their wish list.

Tonya Campbell, mother of three, was one of the families who received the gifts.

"They blessed my kids with some gifts they never had," Campbell said, "all the kids were so happy. You should've seen all the smiles on their face. It just brightened up- it just brightened up their day."

Garcia said more than $100 was spent on each child. Campbell said she is grateful for the generous donation given by several complete strangers in the Grand Strand.

"There's a lot of kids out here. You would not see the smiles on their face, you know and they would be so down because there's a lot of kids out here that didn't have nothing under their tree," Campbell said.

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