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Woman Donates 20,000 Pounds of Clothes

Woman Donates 20,000 Pounds of Clothes

Lisa Klein is making a difference for poor families in the Oakland, California region.  She collects gently used baby clothes then donates them to underprivileged newborns. Klein started the project two years ago.  After seeing the loss and devastation from Hurricane Katrina, she started Loved Twice Baby Clothing. She first started by cleaning out her own house of used, unneeded baby clothes.  Now she gets donations from four drop off locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Since it’s creation,…

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Mother Wright Dies at age 87

Mother Wright Dies at age 87

The Founder of the Mother Mary Ann Wright Foundation, a tireless advocate who fed the needy, passed away at the age of 87. The Mother of 9 who left Louisiana and her husband (took the 9 kids with her) in the 1950s.  She worked two jobs so her kids would have food and shelter.  At the age of 63, she had a vision which told her to feed the hungry.  And, that’s just what she did. At first she used…

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Parents Give Lesson in Sportsmanship

Parents Give Lesson in Sportsmanship

So many times you hear of parents getting involved in their children’s sport teams for the worse.  Then you hear about kids who behave badly out on the field or after a game.  These people from Danville, California, know the meaning of true sportsmanship. Two high school basketball teams made it to the NorCal Division I Championship game.  One team, Monte Vista, comes from a well to do school district.  The other, McClymond’s, comes from a cash strapped barely have…

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