Updated: Thursday, 27 Dec 2012, 2:22 PM EST
Published : Monday, 24 Dec 2012, 6:05 PM EST
Buffalo (WIVB) - We last talked to pastor Eric johns from the Buffalo Dream Center back at Thanksgiving when he spent a week living with the homeless.
That was the start of the holiday season events and the Boxes for Love project completes it.
The project aims help out families in need and has provided over 3000 of them in Buffalo and Niagara Falls with food and toys for Christmas.
Monday wrapped things up with a free turkey dinner and celebration with music and entertainment at the Buffalo Christian Center.
Pastor Johns said for people in need that this time of year can be lonely and the goal of events like this is to bring some joy in to their lives.
"I feel the need to give and this from knowing pastor Eric, I come to this to help them to give to these people because some of them are so loving." said Nancy Farrar who has volunteered for 9 years.
Nancy said she is only giving a few hours of her time and it would feel wrong not to do it.
"It helps people and their kids. I remember when I was kid getting presents and having Christmas dinner was the best thing during the season and doing that for people who have barely anything. The joy that it brings , it blesses me more then it blesses them." said Dezmond McClinton who has volunteered for 13 years.
The Buffalo Dream Center and Hearts for the Homeless do these events every year and for more information on what they do or how you can be a part of it yourself click here.