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Giving homeless kids a home for Christmas

It's only been a couple of weeks since members of Home Aid Hawaii, a nonprofit that helps the homeless, learned that the Youth Outreach drop-in center would be closed at 6 pm on Christmas Eve. That would leave homeless kids with nowhere to go for the holiday. The executive director Nani Medeiros said on Sunrise, that's when they decided they wanted to create a safe place for them to celebrate Christmas.

The nonprofit got a huge response from the community. Hawaii Pacific University offered its facilities at the Aloha Tower Marketplace so that the kids could spend the night off the streets. Home Aid will also set-up a gift center where children and teens can pick out presents for their family. It will even offer a wrapping station so they can make them pretty. A playstation has been donated for them and movies will be playing to entertain the kids. The next morning, Big City Diner will offer them a hot breakfast to start the day.

Home Aid still needs help. They need more presents for the kids to choose from especially for teenage boys and for men. If you would like to donate gifts, you can drop them off at Harbor Court, Suite 300. Or you can make a monetary donation at homeaidhawaii.org. The deadline is Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 4pm.

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