West Columbia, SC (WLTX) - One group of Midlands adults with disabilities are giving to kids for the holiday season.
On Friday at the Platt Springs Head Start Center, a school for three to five-year-olds, a new tradition is beginning.
Daphne Suber, the director at the school, says it's a day the kids have been waiting on for a long time.
"We are having our winter celebration with our Head Start children and we are collaborating, trying to get partnership with United Cerebral Palsy," said Suber.
United Cerebral Palsy is an organization where adults with disabilities do activities around the community to build relationships with other people.
Jocelin Jenkins is the director of day services for adults with disabilities at United Cerebral Palsy.
"We are invited to help out and giving back to these children. We went shopping yesterday for the gifts for these children and we are here today to deliver it to them," said Jenkins.
Gifts were given out to 120 kids. Each child received a toy along with a candy cane.
Jenkins says this really helps United Cerebral Palsy know they're making a difference.
"The individuals here with disabilities, they have been taken care of most of their lives. It's nice for them to know that they can care of someone else and that gives them that feeling of importance and empowerment," explained Jenkins.
While this is the first year they've participated in the event, they're hoping this become a tradition for years to come.
"What we're doing is something for the good and it's not just spending extra money. This is something that is going to change someone else's life just as much as we impact their lives, they're impacting someone else's life that they don't even know," said Jenkins.
There are 45 adults who are a part of the United Cerebral Palsy organization.