Calexico, Calif. - Border Patrol agents from the Calexico, Calif. station Friday teamed up with staff from the Neighborhood House of Calexico to hand out gifts to children of needy families from Imperial Valley during the annual "Gifts from the Heart" toy drive.
Of the more than 500 gifts handed out, 225 were donated by agents and personnel from the Calexico Station.
The Neighborhood House, a nonprofit agency which services residents of the Imperial Valley who are in need, especially women and children, has been a resource in the Calexico community since 1938.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.