The line outside the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles began two days ago, as hundreds of men, women and their children waited patiently for a warm meal and a toy from Santa’s Village on Christmas morning.
Volunteers arrived early Sunday to greet them, handing out beanies, caps and jackets in the chilly hours before the mission’s Santa’s Village opened its doors at 8 a.m. 
Cecelia Rosales bounced Troy, her 1-year-old son, on her hip as he waved to everyone and said “hi” and “thank you,” among the first few words he has learned. Rosales giggled with him as he welcomed the day’s sunshine and saw no difference between those who lived on the streets and those volunteers who came to skid row to spend the day with them. 
Troy is her sixth child, said Rosales, 33. She said she struggled with drug addiction for years and her other children were taken away. Now sober for two years, …
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