A local nurse is spreading holiday cheer from her front porch.
Carley Williams of Milford has opened the Front Porch Christmas Shop, where those in need shop for free.
It started as a simple idea. Carley said she decided to buy a few extra gifts and put them up on a community Facebook page to see if anyone would want them.
“I did not expect the response I was going to get,” said Carley. “So many people were hurting.”
That’s when she decided she wanted to do more. Carley started putting gifts out on her porch for people to take.
“I just wanted to give back in a small way,” she said. “The whole community has come together, people are dropping stuff off all day, my mom is shopping right now.”
From beautiful throws to fun toys and baby clothes, there is a wide selection of gifts. She asks that people try to limit the number of gifts they take at one time as she wants to try to help as many people as she can.
The Front Porch Christmas Shop is located at 3186 Duana Drive in Milford and it’s open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Carley has a circle drive, which makes it easy for people to stop by.
“There’s no contact, they don’t have to see me, they have privacy and they’re safe,” said Carley.