141220 The Christmas Shop 1
James Neiss/staff photographerNiagara Falls, NY - Mt. St. Mary's Community Health Clinic client Mary Mathis, grandmother and guardian of 3 children with autism, got to pick up some gifts for the children with the help of volunteer Santa's Helpers, from left, Jordan Denney, Nicholas Franjoine and Adele Berti, as part of a project called "The Christmas Shop" at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. The project in conjunction with Mt. St. Mary's and Heart Love and Soul, gave over 95 families the opportunity to shop for their children for the holidays for free. Many volunteers hate to leave after their shift is over, sister Nora said. Over 210 children will have a brighter Christmas.