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05/12/03

Grandparents Replace Stolen Charity Money

A pre-K class at Gadsen Elementary has been saving pennies to donate to the American Diabetes Association, but last week someone broke in and stole their piggy bank. Fortunately, the children's grandparents came to their rescue. They replaced the cash by asking for donations from their churches.

"It's a terrible thing when you steal from kids, because they don't know the lasting effects on to kids this age," concerned grandfather Ronald E. Grant, Sr., said. "That's why the party was in effect for today."

"We are trying to teach our children to give...and these grandparents are great role models for our children," said the school's Susan Konter.

Officials say there was almost $200 inside the stolen jar of change.

Reported by: Hena Daniels, hdaniels@wtoc.com

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