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Old 12-09-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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Despite the hype, advertising and nonsense about Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc. many people still know what the season is about:

Pizzas delivered: Hope restored, thousands inspired

What good deeds have you heard about?

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Old 12-09-2015, 08:09 PM   #2
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A little boy's xbox was stolen, along with many other items, while he and his mother were at church. The officers who responded to the burglary call did this:

Police Officers Buy Xbox for Boy

A woman recently visited a thrift store and anonymously did this:

Woman Pays Off Layaway Orders

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Old 12-10-2015, 06:26 AM   #3
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In Charleston, our unsheltered homeless population has doubled in recent years. Local paper (paywall or I'd link it) reported on a little girl from one of the more affluent islands who went door to door in her neighborhood collecting items for backpacks to give away at one of the "tent cities" that have started popping up. Really nice to see such compassion at such a young age.
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In this morning's local paper:

ERIE, Pa. -- A local couple has made Christmas a little brighter for 47 area families.

The man and woman, who asked not to be identified, paid $5,000 worth of holiday layaways for the families during a visit to Walmart, 1825 Downs Drive.

"They came into the store on Saturday and said they wanted to spend $5,000 on layaways for people with children," said Matt Moore, Walmart store manager. "They did it last year at the Walmart on Elm Street."

Families on tight budgets sometimes use store layaways as an affordable way to buy Christmas presents, making payments on the gifts until they can pick them up at the store.

Walmart employees worked with the couple on Saturday and Sunday to identify families who met the benefactors' criteria: The layaways must have included items for children such as toys, cribs or bassinets.

"We agreed not to devote $600 or $700 on one layaway, so we could help more families," Moore said.

Allison Ricci, of Erie, received a call from Walmart on Sunday evening, saying her $60 layaway order had been paid.

"It's amazing," said Ricci, who has two young children. "It's such an act of generosity for people they don't even know."

The gift made such an impact on Ricci that she intends to use the $60 she was going to spend on her layaway to help someone else.

"I haven't decided whether I'm going to donate to Toys for Tots or choose a child on the giving tree we have at work," Ricci said.

Some of the other 46 families have chosen to pay off other people's layaways, Moore said.

"This is the kind of stuff I love to see," Moore said. "With so much negativity out there, this restores your faith in people."
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