Hundreds Turn Out for Martin de Porres Society Christmas Party - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

12/24/04

Hundreds Turn Out for Martin de Porres Society Christmas Party

More than 500 inner-city children are having a happy holiday, thanks to some hard-working volunteers. The Martin de Porres Society held its 20th annual Christmas party today. McDonalds supplied the food and folks donated the presents for underprivileged children in the community.

Even Spiderman dropped in to say hi to the children. There were go-cart rides and a Spongebob jump house for them to play on.

The chairperson, Jeanne Seaver, says this is a great opportunity for the children to feel the spirit of Christmas. "We are just out here having a good time, trying to give kids that don't have an opportunity very often like this, an opportunity."

By the end of the week, the Martin de Porres Society will deliver toys and care packages to more than 1,000 children's homes.

Reported by: Tomika Downs, tdowns@wtoc.com

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