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RS Boy Uses Birthday to Donate to Homeless


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Shown is Bensyn I. with a representative from BEN Blessed in Altoona. In lieu of birthday presents this year, Bensyn asked for donations to the homeless.

Bensyn I., son of Edward and Kara Bennett of Roaring Spring, celebrated his eighth birthday this past Thursday. But this year Bensyn didn't want gifts.

"He decided this year that he already had enough gifts," Marissa Slick, Bensyn's grandma, said.

Bensyn decided that instead of getting gifts this year for his birthday he wanted everyone who came to his party to buy stuff for the homeless.

"We have already got some stuff for the homeless," Slick said. "We have gotten tents and tarps, and other things like body wash."

Bensyn and Slick got a list of what people needed from the homeless shel...

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