'Secret Santas' pass out $11,000 in Detroit area

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December 23, 2008 17:57

Two "Secret Santas" have given away $11,000 to strangers to help make their holidays happier. The Detroit Free Press said the married Detroit area couple anonymously gave away $100 bills Monday at bus stops, thrift stores and coin-operated laundries in the working-class community of Lincoln Park. The couple said they wanted to give money to people hurt by Detroit's struggling auto industry, poor economy, high unemployment and numerous home foreclosures. Local police were told about the money giveaway, and an officer accompanied the couple who asked that their identities not be revealed. A Missouri man became known as "Secret Santa" after giving away money for more than two decades.


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