An Alton man has seen what began as a modest donation to a local orphanage grow into a corporation helping seven different children’s’ homes this Christmas Season. Jay Lipe has been raising money and collecting donations of musical instruments and sports equipment for seven years. He says seven homes will receive those donations this year.
It all started with a knock on the door at the Catholic Children’s Home in Alton several years ago, but says donations really took off after last month’s radio appearance on The Big Z.
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This year he says donations will go to homes in Alton, Murphysboro, Carmi, Peoria, Farmington, Florissant and Jackson, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky. You can hear the complete interview