JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- It is crunch time for Max Ervanian. He is trying to collect all the donations needed for his fourth annual Christmas dinner.
Ervanian expects to serve upwards of 200 people on Christmas day. The 15-year-old has organized the dinner for the last four years, but he said he's been serving meals on Christmas day ever since he can remember.
"It's just what I do," he said.
Ervanian spends months planning for the dinner and he does it all for a day he doesn't even celebrate.
"I'm Jewish," Ervanian explained, "but my religion doesn't change the fact that I want to help the homeless," he said.
Aside from hot meals, Max collects clothes and toiletries for all his guests. He says donations are down significantly this year.
He is still collecting donations and is hopeful the community will step up to make it a merry Christmas for hundreds of homeless men, women and children.
If you'd like to help Max, he's asking that you email him as soon as possible.
The Christmas dinner will be served at noon Christmas Day at St. Paul's Catholic Gymnasium.
READ ABOUT LAST YEAR'S DINNER
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