Mentor's Project, First Presbyterian Church, others host Christmas party for the homeless

Local organizations partnered to put on a Christmas party for the homeless, giving those less fortunate a hot meal and gift bags with necessities/Carlos Stephens (WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- It's the holiday season and a few local partners collaborated to give back to those less fortunate.

The Mentor's Project of Bibb County, First Presbyterian Church and many other ensured that local residents had a hot meal and some holiday festivity.

June O'Neal, the Executive Director of the Mentor's Project, said that it's a way to show the people that they are cared for.

O'Neal said, "They are so grateful, they're thanking us and we are so glad to be able to do this. To stretch out our arms around the people of Macon."

Clothing and other items were given out to those in need, much of which were brand new items.

"In this season of giving what greater thing to do than give a hot meal and a gift bag full of things that people on the street need," O'Neal said.

The holiday event has been taking place since 1997.

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