Sunday, December 17, 2006

Xmas Veneer

In the spirit of giving, then, let's share this heartwarming story from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield tried to raise the hopes of a group of homeless people by taking them to see a new movie that tells a rags-to-riches story [The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith].

"This is not going to drastically change anyone's life," the mayor acknowledged as about 15 homeless movie guests were given large soft drinks and buckets of popcorn, concessions provided by an anonymous donor.

The moviegoers, who volunteered at several agencies that deal with the homeless to see the film, also watched a short video on the mayor's proposal to build a campus for the homeless that consolidates public services in one spot. Littlefield this year got the city to buy a piece of land for $775,000 to develop the project.


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