Generous donor pays for shopping spree for more than 90 kids

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by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 20 at 4:10 PM

SEATTLE -- More than 90 low-income students from White Center will be able to shop for back-to-school clothes because of the generosity of a Seattle woman.

For a decade, Mrs. Jean Renny has been donating money to the Salvation Army so that kids could buy what they need for the new school year. This year she is giving $20,000 to the Salvation Army for the shopping spree.

The kids will receive $200 each to spend at JCPenney Tuesday morning.

Lora Marini Baker, a spokesperson for The Salvation Army, said Renny is an exceptional donor.

"Her personal story is simple. She grew up as an only child in a middle class home. She was married, but they did not have children of their own. She wants to share her fortune with kids of The Salvation Army. She is very interested in helping children," said Marini Baker.

Renny, in her 90's, is not able to attend the shopping event due to health issues.

Marini Baker said the Salvation Army already went through a thorough process to select the children who will participate tomorrow.

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