While many people are hitting the shopping malls today, a different kind of Black Friday shopping is taking place at the Plymouth Bethesda and Cornerstone Community Church in Utica.

For the fifth straight year, the Oneida Square Project is providing gifts to over 300 children for the holidays.

Diana Diprimo, Executive Vice President of Operations at the church, says children and their families from various social agencies in the Utica area invited to participate in the event.

Parents and grandparents are able to shop for one to three gifts for each child on their list at 80 percent off the retail price.  Shoppers purchase tickets at $2 each and the items are priced between 1-to-3 tickets.

All of the toys were donated for the event.

The Oneida Square Project provides gift wrapping and refreshments while shoppers wait in line.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
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Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
Jim Rondenelli, WIBX
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