Big donation helps St. Francis House staff and guests

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — It’s a day that brings tradition and annual experience: Christmas Day. But sometimes, the unexpected makes new memories and reminds people why the day has this distinction.

The St. Francis House provides transitional housing in central Sioux Falls, and thanks to the kindness of an anonymous donor, all employees and guests have received a $100 bill. This Christmas morning, these guests learned of the gift.

“Like everything else they’ve done for me here, it’s an unexpected gift,” St. Francis House guest Darrin Stringfellow said. “It’s, everything helps so much.”

All told, the gift was $100 apiece to 30 staff and 90 guests, which brings us to $12,000. Tonight I’ll bring you thoughts from guests and employees when we look at just how much it means to people at the St. Francis House and how it can impact people beyond the house.

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