Paying It Forward With Hundreds of Care Packages


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Nearly 300 packages were assembled by dozens of parents and their children inside a Waunakee church as a Thanksgiving offering for the area's hungry and homeless.

The effort was a small, family pay-it-forward project where it engages the help of community members. A total of 230 care packages were collected, and the volunteers are still accepting donations on their Facebook page.

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