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things, that a child customarily would, with one or more toys.


That's correct. And there's not only a dearth of toys but a death of books. There's nothing donducive to learning, really in the home. And now the public schools send the most dirty, dogeared books home with children. It's unbelievable. You wouldn't believe the books that the public school gives to the children. And there's no incentive to open a book if it's dirty. So these children -- they're deprived in every way. We have books fairs about six times a year, and we get contributions of books, and we give them to the children to take home. And at Christmas time, we give them toys and other kinds of things. We have a big Christmas party with Christmas presents. But that isn't solving everything. But we do make an effort to see that they get some material things. We do that Easter time and Christmas time. And the book fairs, we're getting ready to have another one. We're going to have three next month, and these children will take these books home, and they're their own books, and they will have selected them.


You're doing that just before summer.


Yes, kind of. The end of the school year, celebration.

No, but that's a big problem with our children. They don't have anything. And then when they have some material things, they have a hard time to protect them, in the family, because they have no privacy, and no place to store things, or to keep their own belongings, and that's a hard thing to deal with.

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