House of Peace helps 500 families enjoy Christmas

MILWAUKEE -- Hundreds of families who can't afford to buy food or gifts for the holidays got a very generous offer today. The House of Peace Community Center in Milwaukee steps up its mission of giving by helping distribute holiday baskets to those in need.

500 families and their their kids are getting a portion of their holiday wishes. Jennifer Ruiz and her four siblings are taking presents from the House of Peace Community Center. "We have new toys for Christmas," she says. Jennifer's mother Maricela Ruiz says this couldn't have come at a better time.

The House of Peace also gave families boxes of food, cold weather hats and gloves, and each registered family got a $20 gift card from Roundy's.