Women of Quail Creek donate clothes to vets; Lizzy's loot brings toys to kids in hospital

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Homeless veterans received a hand up this holiday season.

The Women of Quail Creek in Green Valley donated large numbers of new clothes. The donation to the southern Arizona VA health care system includes clothing appropriate for the weather, as well as toiletries.

"I am a veteran, and i know how much they have sacrificed, my husband is a veteran but also they've have given so much to our country," said Peggy McGee from the Women of Quail Creek. "And the Vietnam veterans have been the forgotten ones and being at that age group, i think i have a special place in my heart for them."

Peggy McGee, the project officer, came up with the idea by making scarves for the homeless back in October.

It grew to collecting brand new clothing, especially homeless women veteran's clothing.

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A nice surprise Monday for kids spending the holiday season in the hospital.

Lizzy Bell, who has spent plenty of time in the hospital herself, helped collect toy donations to give to kids at Diamond Children's Center.

Lizzy's Loot gives every child who has faced a treatment a chance to pick out a toy.

"We wanna make sure that they know that yes, its' been a tough day, but here is your reward for doing everything that you had to do,"

State Farm agents helped hand out the more than 20 larges boxes of hundreds of toys. The toys came from donations at CVS, State Farm and other locations.