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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
As many last minute shoppers scramble to buy the remaining items on their Christmas gift lists, volunteers with Shepard of the Gulf started handing out their gifts to homeless people.
"Items like propane cylinders and fishing rods are being delivered to people, we like to call, "campers". They can use them to heat food and use the fishing rods to catch fish," Shepherd of the Gulf Founder Lynda Favre said.
Donors gave clothing, sleeping bags, candles, personal hygiene items, and anything that would be useful to someone living outdoors.
Perhaps the most important donations were the homemade goods.
"We gave out homemade cookies and brownies. They are things made with love. That's what touches these people more than anything else. They [volunteers] are sharing themselves with the campers," Favre said. "I literally gave the leather coat off my back to this one lady. She kept commenting on how much she liked it. So I gave it to her."
While shopping for others can often be a stressful situation during the Christmas season, Favre said she reminds people, there are those who aren't even able to shop for themselves. Favre said she and her group of volunteers have a few other camps to visit today.
Here's what they are collecting:
Small canned ham
cocoa mix packets
various holiday treats
used adult bicycles
city transit bus passes
fast food gift cards such as McDonald's, Burger King, Subway
camping supplies such as tents
camp cook stoves or burners
small canisters of propane
small battery powered radios
If you are interested in giving a donation call Shepherd of the Gulf at (228)229-8980.
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