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Volunteers spend Christmas helping others

Posted at 7:35 PM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 23:55:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 100 volunteers dedicated part of their Christmas to make the day a little brighter for people facing hardships. 

Employees at Rock Bottom opened the restaurant's doors to feed approximately 700 people who were struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. 

They worked with volunteers to serve a meal that included turkey, mashed potatoes and dessert. 

There was face painting for kids and pictures with Santa Claus. 

"The kids is happy with the event you know, it put a smile on their face with the face paint, pictures. It makes the kids happy when they see Santa Claus," Daryl Brown said. 

"I think it's wonderful, it really is. It's amazing to see this much of charity downtown and it's everywhere -- all kind of churches and everything, it's absolutely amazing," Curtis Baxley said. 

In a separate outreach effort, volunteers from Rock of Faith Church handed out goodie bags packed with toys, coloring books and winter necessities for needy families. 

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