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Kids giving up their holiday to give back to the less fortunate

Katie O'Connor Katie O'Connor

Volunteers and organizations all over the Lowcountry are giving up their holiday to give back to the less fortunate.

Katie O'Connor, 10 years old, isn't spending her Christmas Eve at home. She's busy setting up an event that will feed thousands of people on Christmas. 

"We've been setting up tables for the food they're going to put out," O'Connor said.

O'Connor and her brother also rolled in some gifts in hopes they will make someone's Christmas a little brighter.

"I'm too big for them and I want to see other people happy on Christmas," O'Connor said.

The field at Johnson Haygood Stadium looks pretty empty now with volunteers marking off sections for eating, gift giving and areas for the kids. 

On Tuesday, it will be the biggest Christmas dinner in the Lowcountry.

"The guests and volunteers, they're all coming together and bringing food with them," said Gordon Cashwell, a volunteer."It's like the biggest pot luck dinner in the whole world."

O'Connor is setting an example by showing it doesn't matter what age you are, you can give someone a wonderful Christmas.

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