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Public responds after car is stolen with gifts for girls

December 31, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — The public has responded like Santa Claus to help a woman whose car was stolen with a load of gifts for struggling Detroit-area girls.

Christen Greenwood says she wasn’t concerned about her car, two days before Christmas. But she didn’t know how she would immediately replace books, hygiene products and other gifts purchased for girls at a Detroit nonprofit, Alternatives for Girls. She had collected them from co-workers.

Pleas on social media were swiftly answered. Greenwood tells The Detroit News that she replaced what was lost with even more. People donated cash, toiletries, car seats, toys, coats and baby supplies.

Celia Thomas, chief operating officer at Alternatives for Girls, is grateful. She says, “The need never ends for our participants.”

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Online: https://alternativesforgirls.org

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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