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Inland nonprofit group brings Christmas to needy children’s classrooms

December 18, 2017




The joy on children’s faces drives Maria Vazquez to keep expanding a program she created 13 years ago to hand out Christmas gifts to children in elementary schools serving low-income Inland neighborhoods.

Her nonprofit group, Christmas in the Classroom, was busy this week delivering presents to students at five schools in Jurupa Valley, Fontana and Pomona.

Children at Troth Street Elementary School in Jurupa Valley received their gifts — and a visit from Santa Claus — on Thursday, Dec. 14.

The group collects money to buy toys that volunteers wrap. The gifts then go to children at schools that receive federal Title I money because…