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A local woman says Yuma children need Santa, now more than ever

Yvonne Peach is a local volunteer, rotarian and philanthropist who wants give out hope for the holidays

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - During the 2020 pandemic, local business owner Yvonne Peach began to notice a disturbing trend. Little by little the children around her became disconnected and depressed.

In Peach's eyes, the quarantine was taking its toll on our children. So, she took it upon herself to do something about it.

According to Peach, there was only one person that could pull these children out of this slump. But, as she search for the jolliest of heroes, it appeared that even the North Pole was affected by the quarantine.

For those that know Yvonne Peach, they know that one of her businesses is the Yuma Landing, a local staple that pays homage to our local aviation history.

And, of course, Santa Claus is nothing if not an aviator. So, Peach made the long-distance call to the North Pole and convinced Santa Claus to ditch the snow for a little sand.

Last year, the first-ever Santa Gift Drive-by was held at the Yuma Landing and the response from the community was overwhelming. So much so, that the event had to be moved to one of the largest venues in the city.

On December 20th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Santa Claus and his helpers will be handing out toys. The event will be taking place in the Yuma Civic Center parking lot on Avenue A and Desert Sun Drive.

Now, Peach is currently recruiting Santa Helpers and if anyone is interested you can contact Peach on social media or by calling the Coronado Hotel;.

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Joe Teposte

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