Organization holds season of giving at fairgrounds

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Mesa County Fair Grounds were turned into a kind of North Pole for kids and families in need on Saturday.

Rocky Mountain Service, Employment and Redevelopment had their eighth annual season for giving--where they give students across the state gifts for the holidays.

They'll be giving about 5,000 gifts to kids around Colorado, and about 700 of those were here in the Grand Valley.

“Going around the state and see how the poverty levels are so great, they just needed something of hope. And by us giving them a little token of appreciation, say, ‘hey, we're here for you,’” said Christopher Hall, RMSER CEO.

The gifts are all going to kids from ages one to 13.