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posted: 11/11/2013 5:00 AM

'North Pole' a great day for children

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Hi there! My name is Charles Severns and I was hoping to maybe share a wonderful story.

I volunteer with an amazing charity called Operation North Pole which gives families of severely or terminally sick children a day of holiday magic and fun!

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These families take a trip on a Metra Train and the arrive at the Rosemont Convention Center which is turned into a winter wonderland. Last year we added a giant candy table filled with anything you can imagine. All donated

Well this year my goal was to some how top it. I am happy to say that as of now we have about 700 lbs. of candy and by this time next week we should have over 1,000. That is roughly 28 Rubbermaid bins.

This is all through the power of Facebook and generous hearts that have made this happen. We are receiving donations from Kentucky, Mew Jersey, New York and more. People have reached out via our Instagram page and Facebook to send what I call little bags of smiles.

This year there will be over 165 kids at the event and I can't wait to see their faces! This great day involves members of the fire departments in the area that give so much of their time and energy to make this happen.

Charles Severns

Elk Grove Village

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