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United Methodist Children's Home receives school supplies

DECATUR, Ga. -- The United Methodist Children's Home has brought comfort
and hope to thousands of families, especially children, for 142 years.

Now they're getting help through 11Alive's Random Acts of Kindness.

"We've been here since 1871," said UMCH CEO Bob J. Bruder-Mattson. "We serve here on any given day a couple hundred people on this campus. We have infants and kids all the way into college. We have apartments for 12 families. They all struggle in one part or another."

"You can wake up without being in the street in the cold. You can be inside where it's warm with your family and everything," said Charlotte, a mother of six who is currently staying in one of UMCH's apartments.

UMCH contacted 11Alive to help their young residents properly prepare for school each day.

"It's time for supplies and you want to have everything for them to learn," said Burder-Mattson.

11Alive turned to the Griffin-based school supply manufacturer, Norcom, Inc., for help.

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