PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - The Mission Outreach of Paragould held a Christmas party for their residents Sunday.
The non-profit, group home provided food and drinks while residents enjoyed karaoke and spending time together.
Santa and one of his elves also dropped by to pass out gifts to the families.
Missy Threadgill served as chairperson of the event and said it was about spreading the joy of Christmas.
"I tell them and anybody that it could be any of us," Threadgill said. "These people are struggling right now. They're not in a good situation, but it could be me and it could be you and so we just wanted to bring come Christmas cheer and hope that by this time next year they will all be in their own homes."
Meghan Shatley left an abusive relationship 8 months ago and has been living at the mission since then.
She said the organization has helped her turn her family's life back around.
Events like the Christmas party mean the world to her.
"You can't even explain emotionally, I mean for the kids, I was never able to give them this," Shatley said. "This has not only changed my kids' life, but this has changed my life, which will forever change their lives."
Threadgill also said she is thankful for all of the volunteers who made the event happen.
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