Homeless And Wealthy Guests Sit Side-By-Side At Holiday Gala Dinner

December 1, 2014 4:45 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen.

"What if a love connection happened tonight between the haves and the have-nots?" 44-year-old Craig James said before guests arrived. James, who has been homeless about four years since losing a job in security, also volunteers at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, where the dinner occurred.

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