Christmas Celebration at Kakaako Shelter

By Walter Makaula

KAKAAKO (KHNL) -- We know Christmas is a time for giving and more and more, people are looking for ways to do something for others.

Members at Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa showed what Christmas is all about.

They say, it's not about what you get, but what you give.

It's the week before christmas, and all across the island, people are celebrating, laughing and smiling.

But while many are hoping and wishing for presents galore, children here won't get flashy presents from stores.

50 volunteers cook up a hot Christmas supper, to share with the 300 residents who live at this shelter.

From the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa they arrive, with a choir singing carols, to bring the spirits alive.

The kids who live here, sleep in a warehouse hard to find.

But they still hope santa will pay them a visit and keep them in mind.

They too believe in jolly ole Saint Nick.

They ask him tonight for the presents they want him to pick.

During this Christmas season, they may not have much, but they'll always remember their hearts that were touched.

The group hosts a dinner there every third Thursday of each month.

On this Thursday, the parishoners donated more than 400 presents.