While many were up opening presents this morning, a few others were looking to give back to their community.
"It's nice to have some place to go. I work but I still don't have money to buy a Christmas dinner," said Kathy Kniffen.
"Today we're serving the public as well as the group that stays here," said Kevin West, Assistant Manager of the Haven of Mercy.
I found out they prepared to serve 3 to 5 thousand plates of food.
"That's what we're all about, is serving people that can't get out to enjoy a good Christmas meal," said West.
West tells me the volunteers are what make it happen. "It's something we're blessed with doing and something we enjoy doing.”
However, while you may expect to see adults handing out the food, just look down and you will see the little ones lending their helping hands.
"My brother is serving drinks and I'm handing out desserts," said Lauren Davis.
Lauren and Rowdy Davis told me it was their idea to come and volunteer. "I thought I could change people's lives and teach the word of God and thought this would be a great way to do it."
"I'm thrilled because this is my opportunity to help," said Rowdy Davis.
Lauren told me this is not the only time they plan to volunteer.
"It's not just Christmas, we're supposed to be living the lifestyle of Christ throughout the year," said Lauren Davis.
We learned the haven of mercy also gave out gifts to everyone who attended... giving everyone a little extra cheer.