How Christmas In The City Brings Holiday Cheer To Children In Need11:06
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Organizers Jake and Sparky Kennedy speaking at Christmas in the City in December 2015. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
Organizers Jake and Sparky Kennedy speaking at Christmas in the City in December 2015. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
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As volunteers all across the country try to bring Christmas cheer to homeless and underprivileged kids, we tell the story of the nonprofit Christmas in the City.

The program started by helping 100 homeless kids 28 years ago, and this year will serve almost 5,000, with the help of 3,000 volunteers, including the founders, Jake and Sparky Kennedy.

Here & Now's Robin Young visited Christmas in the City (@CITCBoston) last year to find out what it takes to put on such a huge event.

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Volunteers dressed up in costume for Christmas in the City. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
Volunteers dressed up in costume for Christmas in the City. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
Rides set up at Christmas in the City. (Robin Young/Here & Now)
Rides set up at Christmas in the City. (Robin Young/Here & Now)

This segment aired on December 12, 2016.

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