The Utah woman who gave the shoes she was wearing to the needy on Christmas

My favorite Christmas present of 2010 was neither given to or by me.

It was given by a woman I had never seen to a woman I will likely never see again.

I was volunteering at the annual Christmas dinner for the homeless.

Every year it is organized by Pamela Atkinson, a Salt Lake saint of sorts, who refers to those on the street as her homeless friends.
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