The Christmas season is rolling in and kind hearts everywhere are helping to contribute to needy families in the area. Because of those generous souls, many children will have a nice holiday this year and Eastside Community Ministry is helping to make that all possible. Around 300 children will benefit from the drive, and Eastside Ministry has been collecting toys and clothes now for over a month to prepare for the give-away. This Friday the 14th, Eastside along with Pomeroy Children’s Center will be holding a Christmas party from 5 until 7pm. And a toy give-away is set for Wednesday the 19th. The giving doesn’t stop there, Eastside is also providing 175 Christmas food baskets to needy families on Friday the 21st. Eastside Community Ministry continues to assist people in need throughout the year so if you want to help out call 452-7519.