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Presents for Food Pantry
Birthday celebration offers chance to help Newton neighbors
Emma Gordon of Newton holds up some of the food items given to her for her ninth birthday that she will donate to the food pantry. (JASON SCHREIBER/Union Leader Correspondent)
When she celebrated her 9th birthday this month, Emma asked her guests to bring canned goods for the local food pantry instead.
The birthday girl from Newton collected more than 100 items that she planned to deliver to the Newton Town Hall Thursday night. The donation will help keep the shelves stocked at the food pantry.
Emma said this was the first time she’s asked for food donations for her birthday, but she has twice donated hair to the Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to disadvantaged children experiencing hair loss from medical conditions.
Her parents, Dale and Kara, were surprised, too.
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