‘Dads of Denham’ spread holiday cheer with free toy giveaway

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DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BR Proud News) – A group of dads form Denham springs say, they wanted to do something special for their community this holiday season, hosting a free toy give away.

Their sons play sports for Denham Springs High School, bringing them together as ‘The
Tailgating Dads of Denham’ and now, they’re coming together to serve the community.

“We started taking care of the needy, talking to the children — just anything to be what dads are” said Dan Bourgeois.

The gorup says, they were just talking about things to do and from that talk came a free toy giveaway.

“We thought we were just going to sit out here, and as people pass by looking at lights see Santa Claus and wave and maybe a photo op, but not turn into something like this” said Bourgeois.

Through their efforts about 400 toys lined a driveway Tuesday night.

“The called me and said, look I have palates of toys and we would like to donate them to you as they take pictures with Santa” said Ricky Foster.

People say, considering the year they’ve had, this event is helping them enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.

“It’s the ultimate giving back for the community. I mean, every child here is going to get a toy as long as there are toys to give. The best part is we’re going to take Santa pictures” said Denham Springs resident, Raven Adams.

For these dads, the best present is the gift of giving.

“It’s not always about money, leave your wallets at home and be with your kids” said Foster.
“It’s not just the gifts, the gift is being a father” said Bourgeois.

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