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Second-grader donates toys to local homeless children

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Grace Callwood, a second-grader at William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon, donated many new and gently used toys and books to the homeless children at Harford Family House, a shelter for homeless families with children in Aberdeen.

Grace has been battling cancer since 2011 and receives an abundance of toys as gifts from her friends, family and admirers.

Grace had so many toys she thought she should share some of them with the families who reside at Harford Family House. She and her mother, T'Jae Gibson, and her grandmother, NeAnni Y. Ife, donated a huge container and two boxes filled with stuffed animals, puzzles, princess purses, books and more.

In remission, Grace took the time to share her good fortune with others and make a difference in the lives of other children.

"Grace personifies selfless giving and thinking of others before oneself," Joyce Duffy, executive director of Harford Family House, said. "Let's all keep her in our thoughts and prayers for a full and permanent recovery."

Now that Grace is feeling better, she and her family plan to return to Harford Family House to volunteer and continue to give of their time.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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