The Gray House receives special visit from Santa

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Christmas came early for children at one North End Springfield organization Sunday.

Some couldn’t contain their feelings.

“Excited, they’re happy because Santa’s coming,” Julianys Lombay expressed.

The Gray House is a service agency in Springfield that helps low-income families facing hardships.

“I’ve been here for six years and it’s been a great experience,” Julianys told 22News. “Every time I come here I love the smiles, I love how everybody is so happy being with each other.”

Children in the afterschool program and their siblings at the Gray House received gifts from Santa on Sunday.

Aida, Julianys and their brother all participate in the program.

Although Aida aged out, she now volunteers and isn’t too old to get a surprise from Santa.

“I really like how they helped me,” she told 22News. “When I came here I didn’t know how to read and then I learned how to read here.”

Sunday was the 16th year the Iron Horse Road House Motorcycle Riders provided gifts to the Gray House children.

The presents are personalized for each child from a wish list they made.

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