Philly holiday event shows brotherly love to thousands of Philly kids

Justin Udo
December 16, 2018 - 3:41 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —  A host of games, food, and other entertainment helped make the 10th annual Operation Brotherly Love Holiday Carnival a special one for thousands of kids Sunday.

The event filled with lots of music and dancing, took place at the Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia. 

Cathy Pulos with WAWA Convenience Store Company, who sponsored the event, says as part of 'Operation Warm', every child in attendance is fitted for a winter coat, and goes home with one.

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"Not everybody has everything that they need to get through the day, and this is really about community members caring. Caring enough to come out here, and help a fellow citizen of thinks great city of ours, and making sure they have what they need and have a little fun along the way," she said.

Leslie Lloyd says the day is a special one for the kids, but also works in a good way for her as well.

"It makes me feel good.  It gives me the inspiration to do things in my own community that they are doing for this one," she told KYW Newsradio.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, the Philly Phanatic, and Eagle's legend Brian Dawkins were also on hand to help the kids party and have a good time.