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A Christmas Bonus For Area Children

KSAL Staff - December 22, 2014 10:14 pm

Area children will benefit from a Salina man’s unexpected Christmas bonus.

Dean Reinke of Salina started a new job at PKM Steel about three months ago. He says that he was pleasantly surprised when he received a nice Christmas bonus.

While Reinke was appreciative of the bonus, he felt it was undeserved because he had not been with the company for very long. So he decided to use the bonus money, and a little more, to make sure some area children would have a special Christmas. He decided  to buy as many toys as he could.

Reinke went shopping at several Salina locations over the weekend, filling a cart with toys at each store. He says that he received some curious looks from other shoppers.

Reinke says that he wanted to make sure that all of the toys stayed local, and went to deserving children in the Salina area. Knowing that they had a relationship with multiple non-profit agencies, he contacted the Salina Media Group of radio stations for guidance.

Operations Manager Clarke Sanders recommended the Salina Catholic Charities organization. After learning a little about the organization Reinke decided it was the best place for his toys to go.

All of the toys were delivered to the organization Monday afternoon.

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Mark McCartney

December 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

What a great story!

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