In an annual event, Colonies Crossroads, other businesses, public officials and volunteers join together to help give some holiday cheer to poor families in the Colonies Holiday Miracles. As Jeff Burum, co-managing partner of Colonies Partners, said it’s not only for the gifts but the interaction that gives the youths a life experience.

Each child gets a certain amount to spend at certain stories. They get breakfast, pictures with Santa Claus, and a full holiday dinner.


The children who participated in the event are from the non-profit Hope Through Housing Foundation, which was created by non-profit affordable housing developer National Community Renaissance (National CORE) to provide services to children and senior citizens.

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