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Posted: December 21, 2017

Children with special needs go on shopping spree thanks to anonymous donor

Anonymous Donor Helps Children with Special Need Go On Shopping Spree

By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. —

More than 100 children with special needs went on a toy shopping spree after an anonymous donor gave $25,000 to a charity group.

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, a non-profit that supports people with special needs, gave each of the recipients $200 and told them to roam the aisles Wednesday at the Toys ‘R Us.

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“They get to pick what they want,” Anu Arnold, of FREE, told WCBS. “They get to make the choices and then get to open (their presents) on Christmas morning that they might not have had before.”

This is the second year the anonymous donor has made the contribution. 

“It's amazing,” James Trombino, who was there with his daughter, told WABC. “Just to see the expression on their faces. Pick whatever you want."


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