By Jasper Scherer – – Photo: Elizabeth Conley, Houston Chronicle|Staff photographer.

Photo: Members of Latin Fantasy Car Club load up their cars with gifts and goodie bags throughout different low-income neighborhoods around Houston, Texas, on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The low rider club started the tradition began 27 years ago with single truckload of toys and two lowriders cruising through low-income neighborhoods.

The tradition of Juguetes Para el Barrio, or “Toys for the Neighborhood,” has played out this way for 27 years: Sotero “Shorty” Villarreal and members of his Latin Fantasy Lowrider Club load their cars with thousands of gifts and meander through east Houston neighborhoods distributing toy cars, dolls, basketballs and other presents to kids.

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