Richmond Metro by T-Mobile phones in holiday cheer

FamFamilies received free gifts and photos with Santa at the annual holiday party at the Richmond Metro by T-Mobile on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (All photos by Mike Kinney)ilies lined

By Mike Kinney

They have plenty of phones with which to call Santa. And there he was on Friday at the Richmond Metro By T-Mobile at 12800 San Pablo Ave. in Torino Plaza.

As part of a fun annual tradition at the store, dozens of families lined up to receive free gifts and photos with Santa. Kids were also encouraged to write a letter to Santa that they can decorate with crayons and glitter.

Isa Hammad, who is part of the Metro By T- Mobile team, said they always make sure all kids leave with a free gift.

“This yearly event is a big part of what we do to give back to the community,” Hammad said. “It is a blessing to see the smile on a kid’s face when we are handing them their gifts.”

Kids come in looking forward to it to it in a month in advance, he added.

“This is a way for us to give back to our community and let everybody know we appreciate you shopping here at Metro By T-Mobile,” Hammad said.