Jessica Munguia and LaKenya Jackson each faced hardship over the years and unreliable transportation increased their challenges, and on Saturday, Dec. 10, local business owners stepped up to help.

At the ninth Colonies Holiday Miracles event held at Colonies Crossroads shopping center in Upland, donors joined to give these two special women 2017 Chevrolet Sparks.

“This began because local business owners wanted to help financially struggling families. Every year, it garners even more support, allowing us to help even more underprivileged children, and now, families like the Munguias and Jacksons,” said Jeff Burum, co-managing partner of Colonies Partners, which co-sponsored the event, and along with Mark Christopher Auto Center and the Larson O’Brien law firm, donated the cars.