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Families forgo presents in order to donate to charity

The youngster didn’t unwrap a pile of trinkets and dolls for her birthday.

Instead, guests at Kathleene Thomas’ birthday party brought canned food to donate to the Interchurch Food Pantry.

At a party for a 5-year-old in Greenwood, parents asked guests not to spend money on action figures and toy cars. Instead, donations to a college savings account for the boy would be most appreciated.


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