Share Fair for homeless falls on Christmas Day: 'It's heart warming'


    <p>The Share Fair typically takes place the last Tuesday of every month, offering free clothes, food, music and other services like bike repair to community members in need. This year, that fell on Christmas Day. (SBG){/p}

    EUGENE, Ore. - The Share Fair typically takes place the last Tuesday of every month, offering free clothes, food, music and other services like bike repair to community members in need.

    This year, that fell on Christmas Day.

    Jessica Caulboy, who identifies as homeless, said having the event on this particular Tuesday is special.

    "Christmas presents for a lot of people who would have none and a delicious meal that's actually hot," she said. "You wouldn't believe how rare it is to eat hot food when you're homeless. And a chance to remember that we're all just people and everyone has needs and get together and help and be in the spirit of giving."

    Eric Jackson, who is also homeless, said the Share Fair has become something that brings the local unhoused population together.

    "It is grown into such a great community event for us," he said. "It's heart warming. And today of all days to make it happen is a great thing."

    The monthly event is organized by the Neighborhood Anarchist Collective, but organizer Serra Joy said it's about community, not politics.

    "Right now it's about what we're doing here," Joy said.

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