Greenfield High School students give to homeless on Christmas Eve

More than 40 greenfield high school students donated to the homeless for a student organized event run on Christmas Eve.

Many of them spent their Christmas Eve handing out clothing, blankets, water and food.

Patrocinio Guerrero said he was walking down the hall with his friend Amir Ayoub, when he had the idea.

"'I pulled him aside, and said i want to spice things up this Christmas,'" Guerrero said. "I wanted to make a change, so i said i want to give back this Christmas instead of receiving."

What started with two students, quickly grew to 40 once they spread the word on social media.

"We thought we weren't going to get as much, but then a lot of people started giving and giving. And like, oh this is really good. We've got a lot of boxes, it's perfect for this event."

Their parents also jumped in to support the cause.

"They took time all night wrapping everything,"Patrocinio's father David said. "They were able to spend time off their phones and wrapping presents."

Those receiving the presents were blown away that the event was organized by students.

"I think it's a blessing," Perry Simmons said. "It's a blessing. God made it happen."

They gave the gifts away near 6th street and Clybourn from 10 a.m. until noon. Then the students went all over Milwaukee giving the leftover donations to homeless in other areas of the city.

"Seeing them smile, it made me happy because it taught me what Christmas is actually all about," student Amir Ayoub said.

Student say they hope the giving doesn't end this holiday season. They want to turn this into an ongoing program.

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