Tis the season for giving and celebrating the holidays. Various organizations in North Central Florida are doing just that. While most of us are getting ready for the Christmas holiday, there are some in Gainesville who need a little extra help and today The University City Church lifted some holiday spirits.
Faith is what's keeping Martha young and her nine year old daughter Tiffany going. They are homeless and have been living in the St. Francis House for at least a month now. It's been hard since her husband was killed on Archer Road in 2004. Today, Martha and Tiffany are enjoying their sunday at The University City Church at their annual Christmas party for the community.
Organizations like the St. Francis House and Partnership for Strong Families join with the church to help put on the event which is in it's eleventh year. Donny Dillon of Gators for Christ says,"Absolutely please take the time to put others first and to take the time to really know what the christmas spirit is all about, it's giving and not receiving".
Families and over one hundred and fifty foster kids were able to come out and get their faces painted, eat, enjoy a bounce house, meet Gator football players and Santa Claus.
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