Operation Chimney Drop says giving isn’t charity, it’s strategy

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Dozens of children and a few seniors had a windfall of gifts and necessities thanks to Utah Community Action and a number of volunteers and donors.

Operation Chimney Drop distributes gifts to families, especially families with children, who might not otherwise be able to afford Christmas.

They say it's not just charity. It's a strategy to take pressure off of parents so they can focus on lifting their families out of poverty.

See the video above for an interview with Alejandra Lopez and her sons as they gather toys and books from the event.

If you're interested in volunteering with Utah Community Action, click here.