Homeless families celebrate Christmas in July

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Families celebrated Christmas in July Friday at a Salt Lake City homeless shelter.

Santa and Mrs. Claus made an appearance at The Road Home, handing out games, toys, books, back-to-school items and clothing.

For the last 19 years, the Salt Lake Board of Realtors has sponsored the celebration.

"We see a drop in our volunteers and contributions during the summer months, so this is a really nice boost for us," said Celeste Eggert, director of development at The Road Home shelter.

The Road Home estimates 15,000 people in Utah are homeless.

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