The holiday season is here and there are so many great people and groups in New Jersey reaching out to help those in need.

Adenah Bayoh is a refugee turned entrepreneur and was the youngest franchisee in IHOP history. Growing up, Adenah escaped the civil war in her home country of Liberia and she eventually immigrated to the US. Now, with three restaurants in Paterson, Irvington and Newark, she’s one of NJ's most successful entrepreneurs.

Every year at this time, she opens up her restaurants to local churches to bring in families in need for a hot meal. For the fourth year in a row, Jessica Nutt and I volunteered to serve meals and read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to the kids. It’s an important event that truly has a direct and immediate impact on the community.

Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., talkin’ Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015. Tweet him @NJ1015 or @BillSpadea.

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