SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One local church is spreading a little Christmas cheer this weekend. It's a giant garage sale with a little bit of a twist.
The SFN Church in Springfield have held the "Winter Free-For-All" for the past four years. Every year gets bigger and more hectic. It happens for good reason. There are thousands of items to choose from and everything is free.
"I'm on a fixed income so I have to struggle and find a lot of help," said Sarita Mercado, who has been attending the "Winter Free-For-All" for the last couple of years.
It is a helping hand to those in need this holiday season.
"Every year that we've done it, it seems like it has been at a critical time. We've been on a down economy for the past several years," said SFN Church pastor Brandin Melton.
"My daughter -- she's a single mom of two kids and it's hard for her to swing things," said Mercado. "She works but she barely makes it from paycheck to paycheck, so, any of the extras, it's hard for her to do."
"What's a way that this time of the year, when a lot of people are facing difficult times, that we can love our neighbors?" asked Melton.
Every year the church collects donations from their congregation and the community for the free garage sale.