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Holiday Celebration at City Life Shawnee Benefits People Near and Far
December 19, 2012By Betty Coffman of VYPE MAGAZINE - Greater Louisville
On Sunday, December 15th, Youth for Christ's City Life Shawnee hosted a Christmas Party for neighborhood youth in which the kids were given the opportunity to give back to others in need in exchange for gifts they can give to family members.
At the event, community members assembled meals for Kids Against Hunger, which will be sent to needy communities in Eastern Europe. Once the children completed their task, they were invited to select gifts from among donated items to wrap and take home. Each child selected three gifts, two for family members and one to keep for himself.
One little girl selected a clock for her mother and a mug that read "Best Grandma" for her grandmother, as well as a toy for herself.
During the event, the Louisville chapter of Kids Against Hunger reached a milestone, assembling it's 500,000th meal.