“If one of these families has a young teenager thinking about going down a wrong path, I hope that our good deed reminds them that what they are going through is just a temporary set back,” Viti wrote. “I also hope that at least one person is impacted enough to want to pay it forward themselves in the future.”
The project started in 2013 with just five boxes. By 2014, she made 24 boxes by Thanksgiving. This year, she asked for $5,000 to donate 50 boxes.
Viti surpassed that goal, having now raised more than $10,000 to help needy families.
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