SAN ANTONIO -- London and her little sister Berkeley are getting an early start on charity work.

Their mother, Krystal Powell owner of CKC homes, rounded up volunteers Wednesday to lend a helping hand to Boerne-based non-profit Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries.

Hill Country Daily Bread collected thousands of toys in their warehouse. They don’t just provide presents and food, but emotional support to families.

Preparing boxes of food and clothes and sorting through toys is only one part of what the organization does.

Just ask 62-year-old Diedra Habeeb Hall. She said she not only received a handout, or a hand up but a hand to hold when she was battling breast cancer, lost her home and found herself struggling.

Hall used to own a hair salon, but now she’s back on her feet, works three jobs and credits Hill Country Daily Bread with not just putting food on the table, but for matching her with a mentor.

For the past two years, Lisa Nilsson has helped Hall spiritually and mentally overcome her situation. A relationship they say has been rewarding for both of them.