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After Sandy, Manchester Gave Needy Families A "Christmas"

Kevin's Kids comes to help

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Kevin's Kids of Manchester helped put together a "Christmas" for 410 children and their families.

Even after Sandy hit, Santa Claus came to visit as needy children received new bicycles and received new clothing, among other things, according to the organizer, Kevin Burger of Kevin's Kids.

The contributions came from students, our staff, seniors, local businesses,  police, friends, neighbors and even some anonymous donors who just wanted to help, Burger said.

Burger said the drive started a few months ago, with a bit of apprehension. The challenge of a slow economy became even greater with the arrival of Super Storm Sandy, he said.

"From that day on, my phone never stopped ringing with heartbreaking stories of families in need," he said. "I will admit that many times I thought could we help as many children as we did in previous years?"

"It is with a great deal of pride that I offer this message of thanks to all of my generous and caring friends in Manchester," said Berger. "Manchester is truly a special place and our most successful Kevin’s Kids Christmas Drive is just one example of that spirit."

Sonia Fagg January 08, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Mr. Burger taught my kids, they enjoyed his classes and he was an inspiration to them. He is a special person who recognizes that there are families and individuals who need help and he has organized a way to obtain help for kids and their families in the Holiday season. Kevin's Kids was an outstanding idea and Kevin Burger is and outstanding citizen, teacher and man. God Bless you and the people of Manchester who work with you. Sonia Ellis Fagg
Bryan January 08, 2013 at 10:30 PM
We need more stories like this everyday! Thank you Kevin Burger, its people like this and Oceans of Love that do soo much for these families
Mark Wendell January 10, 2013 at 01:13 AM
I love kevins kids but hate the win a dodge dart ad placed over the story and pics that can't be clicked off.

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