DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - The spirit of giving was in Duncan Sunday night as one woman with the help of Santa Claus dropped off toys to kids who might have not had Christmas presents this year. Aubree McClennen set out going from home to home giving the presents she helped collect.
She says it started with family friends that needed help getting their kids Christmas presents, but after the layoffs at Halliburton leaving some families she knew without an income, the list grew.
She says she could not have done it on her own but was surprised when sponsors came out to help.
"I thought a couple people would come and help out but they went above and beyond," said McClennen. "It was incredible, it was wonderful, and that was another reason why I wanted to do it. I'm glad the story got out there. The town came together in less than a week and raised a whole bunch of money, a whole bunch of toys, and clothes and it's just wonderful."
This one-woman-charity with help from the Duncan community helped more than 20 families.
"They messaged me after I left and was like their kids are so happy thank you so much, and I don't know what I would have done without you," said McClennen. "They give you hugs and it just makes you feel good to see that you helped someone out so it was great they seemed real happy with it."
McClennen says because of the support from the community, and other families who are in need, she plans to gather and hand out toys for next Christmas.