For many kids, Christmas break means two weeks of freedom and fun away from the classroom. It’s easy to forget that many children are not as fortunate and depend on school for their daily meals.
Employees at Green River Capital in Salt Lake City, Utah wanted to ensure that every student at Redwood Elementary was fed during the holidays. After raising $27,000 to purchase the food, they took time out of their busy schedules to stuff 775 boxes; one for each child to take home. Each box contained 22 meals.
“Our building is right over there, we share a fence with them so we decided, let’s do something for our neighbors,” said Scott Karren, an employee at Green River Capital who spearheaded the project.
“They are grateful, and a lot of them are overwhelmed,” said Redwood Elementary Principal Leslie Bell. “If you look at their faces as they’re getting the boxes, you know, tears in their eyes.”
A taxi driver who turned in $300,000 found in the back of his cab has received a $10,000 reward from the gambler who lost it.
Gerardo Gamboa, named Yellow Checker Star’s Driver of the Year for his honesty, received the reward money from an unidentified gambler, believed to be a local poker player, who left the money in a paper bag in the cab.Representatives of Yellow Checker Star said they agreed not to identify the Las Vegas gambler.After receiving the money, Gamboa drove to his wife’s workplace to share the news. Gamboa said he hasn’t decided what to do with the money.