Twelve-year-old Gabriel Mariscal told his mom he’d rather feed the homeless in Sacramento this Christmas instead of have her buy the HD Kindle he had asked for.
So his mother Yolanda Araiza spent $100 making about 100 biscuits, gravy and five gallons of hot coffee, and the family served it to the hungry near Del Paso Road and Northgate Boulevard Tuesday morning. Araiza also bought 35 pairs of gloves to pass out.
“I think I taught my son the true meaning of what Christmas is about,” Araiza said. She said the family hopes to make serving the hungry a Christmas tradition.
She said the homeless were “in awe” that a 7th grader would trade in the money for his Christmas present to feed them instead.