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Acts of Kindness: Honoring a woman who helps the hungry

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Busy restaurant owner Robyn McManis closes her business, “Cary Street Café” to the general public on Christmas Day, but it’s still as busy as ever inside. 

On that day, the neighborhood bar becomes the headquarters for the annual holiday homeless run. Robyn says her goal is to make one hundred homeless people feel “super special” at Christmas. She and a band of supporters start the morning making coffee, lunches, packing backpacks with meals, clothes, shoes and toiletries. There are also blankets and brand new coats. Once everything is packed into cars and trucks, the group fans out across the city in “a caravan of Christmas cheer."

They deliver the gifts to the homeless wherever they find them, along railroad tracks, under bridges, all the secret spaces they’ve learned about in the four years they’ve held the holiday run. This year, the group will try to connect the homeless with critical resources like medical and housing services. Volunteers say Robyn will do anything to help anyone in need and deserves our Acts Of Kindness recognition.

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