"It makes me really happy because it's a great time of year and we can finally celebrate Christmas," said Desarae Davis of Lancaster.
Jamette Bell says the economy has hit her family hard. She says with six children, no job and mounting medical bills due to her 9-year-old son's bone condition, this was going to be a tough Christmas.
Bell says after contacting Eyewitness News through Facebook, Santa answered her prayers.
"It means that me and my kids will now have a Christmas and they will have gifts and it makes me happy," Bell said.
Bell's son, Terrence, was made very happy by the donations because of the toys he will now receive for Christmas.
"I think it's a wonderful opportunity. You know, as fire fighters, we're servants of the community, this is the community we grew up in, and this is the time of year when everybody has to reach down deep and do what they can to help people out," said firefighter and "elf" Brian Rodela.
The elves even took the children for a ride on the L.A. County fire department's "sleigh." The children were grateful for everything, made possible by the generous donations from you.