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Local, homeless children provided Christmas

Local, homeless children provided Christmas

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Nearly 100 homeless children in Baltimore county will have a better Christmas thanks to the community.

On Saturday children who live at the Eastside Family Emergency Shelter in Rosedale gathered for a little Christmas cheer, where they received wrapped presents, stockings filled with goodies, clothing and toiletries. Items donated by the community.

The event was made possible by two local community groups; the Agape Projects and Jumpstart our Youths Hearts.

“I was these kids,” said Justin Haddix. “We love them. We want to teach them.”

“We’re just trying to lift them up from the situation that they’re in,” said Danny Diamond, founder to the Agape Projects.

Becky Sherman, her husband and their three children have lived at the shelter for the past three months.

The family is especially gracious for the gifts this Christmas.

“I think it’s great they’re spreading the Christmas joy,” said Sherman. “I know my kids are loving it. I think it’s nice so many people come together to help people who need it. It’s been a very emotional experience. A lot of ups and downs just trying to get everything straight. It’s my kids that hold me together.”

Lifting spirits and spreading holiday cheer to all.

“This means the world to them because how else would they get something for their children,” said Mary Johnson, the shelter manager. “This is a time of year when many of them are depressed.”

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