Man parties with friends, donates to homeless

Posted at 6:05 PM, Dec 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-06 18:05:56-05

The holiday spirit is alive in Kentucky.

One man came up with a way to party with his friends and give back to his community at the same time.

His friends were more than happy to help.

When you think of the holiday spirit hanging out in a garage converted into a bar may not come to mind, but for Kirk Carman and his friends, it's the first thing to come to mind.

Kirk's two car garage has been converted into "KC's Two Car Bar" where Kirk and his friends get together, listen to live music and donate to charity.

When he's not working as a fork-lift operator, Carman says this is how he spends his free time.

"They say give until it hurts.  We don't give until it hurts we give until it feels good," Carman said.

To spread the holiday cheer, Carman and his friends are handing out care packages to homeless people in downtown Lexington dressed as Santa Claus and his elves.

"One person's got the bread, one person's got the fruit, put it all together and you've got a good day.  We're going to go out and have a little fun," Carman said.

Kirk and his friends are handing out more than 50 lunches, complete with gloves and other winter gear.

"No matter how big or small it's just giving to help others.  That's what we do," says Carman.

Carman says he's throwing a Christmas party in his garage later in the month.

Party-goers will have to donate a winter coat to be admitted.

Link: KC's Two Car Bar on Facebook