Some of the youngest children staying at the Metro Family Residence in Elmhurst got early Christmas gifts from the Chronicle on Tuesday. Their older siblings were in school at the time, but they won’t miss out — plenty more presents will be brought to the shelter on Friday.
The staff of Advanced Dental Care in Danvers, Mass. read about the Chronicle Toy Drive online and sent in dozens of gifts. Showing their holiday happiness here are, in the front, Dr. Steven Corben, Marina and Melissa; and in the rear, Christina, left, Becky, Jen, Dr. Sarita Malhotra, Sarah, Racheal, Shannon, Sharon and Jessica.