December 26, 2017 07:21 AM
Even some Minnesotans who don't celebrate Christmas spent Sunday getting into the holiday spirit.
They started at about 10:30 a.m. at the Target Field Light Rail Station in Minneapolis, hopped on the Blue Line, and in sub-zero temperatures on Christmas Day, they got to work.
"We're gonna hand out packages of socks, hand-warmers, granola bars to people who look like they're riding the train because they have no place else to go," explained Marlene Bukstein. She's a co-leader of the Minneapolis chapter of a group called the The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Twin Cities. In a nutshell, as unusual as it may sound, it's a group of about 40 Muslim and Jewish women looking to spread some Christmas cheer.
"We are giving back today on the day that we know our Christian brothers and sisters are observing their religious holiday," said Minneapolis Chapter Co-Leader Adja Kada Ann.
By passing out bags full of warm clothes and snacks to those in need, their hope is that they can show there's a lot more uniting us than dividing us.
As Ann put it, "Muslims, Jewish, Christians, we are all human beings."
Ruby Livon, 13, even decided to spend her own special day with the group.
"It's my birthday," she explained, showing that on this Christmas -- even if you don't celebrate -- it truly is better to give than to receive.
"It feels nice to give back to people," she said.
Updated: December 26, 2017 07:21 AM
Created: December 25, 2017 01:55 PM
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