Christians, Jews and Muslims come together to help others on Christmas Day in metro Detroit

Muslim__Jewish___Christian_volunteers_ba_0_28978418_ver1.0_640_480DETROIT (WXYZ) – Metro Detroit’s Christians, Jews, and Muslims banded together to bring Christmas joy to families in need on Christmas Day. They gathered early in the morning and, with Santa’s help, delivered personalized bags of gifts to hundreds of families in southwest Detroit.

The Christmas gift-giving is part of the Jimmy’s Kids Christmas morning program. The program was started by Jimmy Touman in 1988. Today, he expected to have the help of 2,000 volunteers.

One 12-year-old boy, Jeremy Jenkins raised more than $1,600 and used the money to make more than 150 blankets that were given out today.

It was part of his bar mitzvah project and it was something inspired by his experiences doing this on past Christmases.



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