ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford native and Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Alexi Bladel gives back before Christmas helping 'Just Breathe 815' hand out the presents the not-for-profit organization provided to families in need throughout the Stateline
Willowbrook Middle School and other local schools provided the donations, which included toys for kids and teens in need.
Bladel says she wouldn't want to spend Christmas Eve any other way.
"I love having the opportunity to be a part of my community and to help with things like this," says Bladel. "I feel happy and I feel blessed that I got the help and the support, and I'm happy they got gifts and new toys."