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ISU student sends teddy bears to Newtown

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:29:13 CST
By: AP

A Christian County woman is collecting teddy bears for children who attend the Connecticut elementary school where a gunman killed 26 people. 20-year-old Alysa White started a page on Facebook called "Teddys for Newtown." The Illinois State University elementary education student has more than 3,600 members from around the country. White hopes to collect 650 teddy bears by Christmas. She wants to ship them to Newtown, Connecticut. White says she thinks the children "need something to make them feel safe."   Taylorville is about 25 miles southeast of Springfield.

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