LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Local Hearts Foundation, a nonprofit based in Long Beach, CA, brought some unexpected joy to a young girl and her family who have had a rough year.
"It's a warm feeling to know that people are out there willing to still want to help and reach out to kids who need it," said Daniella Guerra, the mother of 4-year-old Sophie who is battling cancer.
Co-Founder of Local Hearts Tito Rodriguez says he grew up poor in the neighborhood, so he wanted to find a way to give back and be a blessing to children and their families who are struggling in his hometown.
The nonprofit surprised Sophie with a Christmas tree and toys, along with a $1000 check from a local donor. Sophie's father, Christian Hawker, thanked the organization and the community for making his daughter smile and brightening the holiday season.
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