Memphis, Tennessee, USAShare the Spirit of Giving
Gift bags and backpacks are given to more than 6,000 low income elementary school students in thirteen different schools. For many it will be the only gift they receive. The bags contain books, school supplies and toys, with many being donated. Volunteers put the gifts on desks, decorate classrooms and sprinkle gold tinsel in hallways. St. Nicholas himself visits some of the classrooms. The event was known as A Visit from St. Nicholas for the first six years.