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USDA Secret Santas bring cheer to Yolo families

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USDA employees cross G Street on Tuesday morning to load up gifts not in Santa Claus' sleigh but in a van for delivery to children and adults served by the Yolo County Social Services Department. Jim Cairns/Courtesy photo

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From page A3 | December 11, 2013 |

Employees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture celebrated the holidays again this year by giving. Thirty needy Yolo County children and five adults will find a few more treasures under their Christmas trees this year, thanks to these USDA Secret Santas.

Donated toys, clothing and other holiday treats were collected Tuesday in the lobby of the USDA Lyng Service Center at Fifth and G streets in downtown Davis. USDA agencies participating in the program are the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rural Development, Farm Service Agency and Risk Management.

Each year, employees from USDA in Davis volunteer to participate in the Adopt-A-Child-For-Christmas Program, sponsored by the Yolo County Social Services Department. The program benefits children who range in age from infant to 21 years in foster care, and low-income and needy families and adults. Volunteers are provided with the child’s age and gender, plus a few holiday wishes that they would like fulfilled.

“Playing Santa for a needy child and letting parents and foster parents know we care is the best present I can give myself each year,” said Marina Barajas, who has coordinated USDA’s participation in the program for 22 years. “The holidays are such a joyous time. We just want to spread a little happiness out into our community to help those in need.”

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