Church Sponsors Holiday Giveaway

By WEEK Reporter

December 17, 2010 Updated Dec 17, 2010 at 11:35 PM CDT

One local church is playing Santa for families struggling financially this Christmas.

Holy Tabernacle Church in Peoria is hosting a giveaway tomorrow for residents to come and pick up gift bags filled with new merchandise.

Since summer volunteers have collected everything from clothes, toys and furniture for the give away.

They are hoping to exceed last years numbers.

"It was an overwhelming success last year. Now we want it to be even bigger. You can get furniture if you want and decorations for your home," Maria Criss of Holy Tabernacle Church.

The Christmas give away will be at Holy Tabernacle Church at 3417 North Leroy Avenue in Peoria.

It runs from noon until 2 pm.

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