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Renaissance Hotel hosts annual holiday party for at-risk kids

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Some 600 at-risk children were treated to an early Christmas Saturday morning.

The Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville hosted its 18th annual Kids Cafe holiday party.

Each year, The Renaissance partners with second harvest and other community action organizations to put on a holiday party for kids from community centers throughout the greater Nashville area.

The kids were treated to a day full of dancing, games and the opportunity to visit with Santa. For many it's an experience unlike any other.

"One of the girls last year, when she walked in said this is paradise. It's just one of those things that the kids have a great time and something they can't experience, because it's something they probably will not go to a hotel ballroom. This is something new for them," Ron Sapino Event Coordinator explained.
 
While many ask Santa for necessities, volunteers pack bags full of toys for each one to take home.
 
The kids are all part of Kids Cafe, which provides healthy after-school snacks, summer meals and nutrition education to low-income children.

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