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Christmas Day Surprise for our JAX Homeless
$1,075 raised
22% of $5k goal
3 contributors
4 Years running
This Christmas Day, 400 homeless people in our Jacksonville Beach community will be having dinner at a local church gymnasium. Please help us do something special for them. Something they don't expect....

Last Christmas 2012 was a special one. It was because we had a chance to share it with folks that have appreciation for just about everything, no matter how small. Pastor Harry Divido (aka Street Pastor) and his wife, Shelly, hosted a Christmas Day Dinner for our homeless community in JAX beach. Tracie and I, along with Tracie’s son, Britton, volunteered to help. It was held in a local church gymnasium spruced up with Christmas decorations and cheer. The place was packed. All walked or rode bikes. It was quite the gathering.

It was our first time, but we wanted to do something different to help, and we did. The day before, we bought 25 small artisan books titled “Believe”. Inside were short quotes that were inspirational, but more importantly indifferent. Being homeless is indifferent. It can happen to any of us. My favorite quote was from Winston Churchill. “If you’re going through hell… keep going.” We neatly stuffed $40 cash in each book and signed “You are Special! Merry Christmas”.


We showed up, books in hand, unsure of what we would find, but looking for those who really needed them the most. We found them, because sadly, they were everywhere. I can’t express how much giving means when you give to those who need it the most. I can tell you it is very emotional for all. Very. We wished we had more to give that day. This Christmas, we are.

We could use your help if you would like to help. We’ve purchased 100 books this year and we’re hoping to put $50 in each one. You can give whatever amount you want. Every dollar will be given to those who need it the most... on Christmas Day. It will be a gift... more meaningful than you can imagine.

We hope your Christmas is a very special one for you.

Thank you. :-)

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