Operation Good Cheer back at it again this holiday season

Posted at 1:31 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 14:06:28-05

WEST MICHIGAN -- Operation Good Cheer is a program that aims to let children in foster care programs the chance to experience a joyous Christmas.

The program, put on by Child and Family Services of Michigan, Inc., benefited nearly 5,000 kids.

Children participating in the progam get a chance to make a wish list of gifts they would like to have. Volunteers then purchase some of those gifts and drop them off at designated spots.  Those gifts are then distributed on a mass scale to foster families across the state.

Samaritas, a non-profit organization, participated in Operation Good Cheer this year.  They say about 170- 180 kids in Grand Rapids will receive gifts from the program.