Lafayette Urban Ministries set up 30 ‘Jubilee Christmas’ locations around Lafayette Dec 8 and helped over 700 parents pick out and wrap gifts and clothing, then collect cookies and a dinner ham.

Organizers believe children should always see their parents as heroes, even when the bank account runs dry.  “Brings out the best in people when there’s a real blending of all the things that go into the joy and hope and such that we express at Christmas,” said Jubilee Christmas Coordinator Chip Goldsberry.