With a hug and a gift bag, Stephanie King proved that sometimes the simplest things in life can bring happiness this holiday season.
"They don’t have a home to celebrate, King said. “They can’t come to us so we're going to bring it to them"
Members of the Dallas homeless community poured into a parking lot located at Cadiz and St. Paul streets in Dallas to receive a gift bag.
Each bag contained the essentials for them — from flashlights to hygiene kits.
North Texas families and Dallas' Levine Academy put together the more than 70 gifts bags handed out Sunday.
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“The last time we did it, it was only a couple of families," King said. "We didn't have a lot to give. People came out, they saw us, and we noticed that we didn't have enough for other people so we wanted to make it a bit bigger this month."
Homelessness in North Texas remains a harsh reality.
The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance says there are more than 400 people who call Dallas city streets home for more than a year.
"We can put our difference aside whether it's religious or political and come together in unison to help others it's a beautiful thing," said Elisa Adcock with Levine Academy.
Sunday’s event was part of the "Be a Blessing" challenge.