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Noon Optimist Club holds annual Clothe a Child auction

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Noon Optimist Club holds annual Clothe a Child auction
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Noon Optimist Club holds annual Clothe a Child auction

Wthi tv dot com.

An event tonight perfectly fits the "giving tuesday" spirit.

People opened their checkbooks for the annual "clothe a child" auction.

It's an annual event by the "noon optimist club."

People bid on everything from jewelry to cars.

With the proceeds... kids receive underwear..

Pants..

Shirts..

A hoodie..

And in many cases..

Coats.

Organizers say "distribution day" is always special.

To see the condition of the clothing some of these kids show up in ..

Um ..

Quite possibly, it's the first new item they've ever owned.

It's just ..

It makes you feel good to know you can do it for them.

This year... between 850 and 900 between 850 this year... between 850 and 900 children qualified.

Staff at schools in vigo county help recommend students.

This was the 85th year for the event.

So far tonight... they've raised

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