Anchorage, AK - Today is one of the best days of the year for a group of Anchorage residents. It’s Beanie Box day.

Beanie Boxes are small presents put together and donated by the community to ensure every Bean’s Café client gets a gift this holiday season.

Inside the boxes is exactly what their clients need to feel the Christmas magic.

Every year these Beanie Boxes brings smiles, warmth, and love to Bean’s Café. But this is just the first part of their holiday celebrations. Tomorrow, the café will honor their loved ones lost this year with a candlelight vigil, and will serve hot meals for Christmas day.

While many clients think Executive Director Lisa Sauder must be an elf herself, Sauder says she and her volunteers wouldn’t be able to do this each year without the community.

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