BroadwaySF's 'A Christmas Carol' embraces generosity on and off stage

SAN FRANCISCO -- "A Christmas Carol," centers around overcoming selfishness and embracing generosity-it's a message to heed not just during the holidays, but every day.

This year, BroadwaySF takes this tale of giving to the stage and activates its message in real life.

"I think it's really great that we're not just telling the story of giving, but we're also putting that into action," said "A Christmas Carol" actor Wiley Strasser.

Strasser recently visited the Compass Childcare Center to bring kids in need some holiday cheer.

"He read the story 'The Night Before Christmas' to a group of children who loved it and loved having a guest come in and read to them," said Erica Kisch of Compass Family Health Center.

Compass Family Health Center is a San Francisco organization focused on helping families who are experiencing homelessness, and those who are at risk, become stably housed, healthy, and economically self-sufficient.

"Our production of 'A Christmas Carol' has partnered with Compass Family Services," explained Strasser. "And so, at the end of every show, we're going to be taking donations that will go straight to Compass Family Services, which exist here in the Tenderloin."

You can see A Christmas Carol at the Golden Gate Theatre in SF now through December 26th. Visit here for ticket information.