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‘Lunch with Friends’ helps to bring some holiday cheer to abuse victims

Christmas Day just got a whole lot brighter for children spending this holiday season in a shelter for abuse victims.

“We’ve got a whole plethora of great toys, so it’s gonna make a huge difference for a lot of children,” said Marc Collins.

Toys donated through “Lunch with Friends” (WINK News)

Dozens of toys for boys and girls who will wake up Christmas morning inside of the Abuse Counseling and Treatment Shelter.

“It’s really exciting to know they’re going to have a very wonderful Christmas this year because they’re in the shelter,” said Jennifer.

“It just seemed like a great way to give back,” said Collins. He’s the reason this group of generous givers gathered at the shelter Friday.

I started ‘Lunch With Friends’ four years ago. The first Friday of every month, we meet at 12 at Gloria’s La Trattoria Cafe Napoli and it’s open to everybody.

Bringing together a diverse group of people united by cuisine and charity.

“I think it sends a message that we can do this if we do it together,” said Bryan

A “Lunch with Friends” feeding the souls of abuse victims this holiday season.

Santa will bring those gifts to kids on Christmas morning.

Marc was nominated by readers like you for our inspiring people segment. You too can nominate a person that is inspiring our community by clicking here to submit.

Reporter:Melinda Lee
Writer:Briana Harvath
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