A special thank you to YOU, our 10 News viewers.
A few months ago, we told you how a local shelter that takes in homeless pregnant women was struggling to keep its doors open after losing a $70,000 federal grant.
We have a good news update to share -- after our story aired, a 10 News viewer anonymously donated $50,000. He encouraged a local non-profit, The 13 Ugly Men Foundation, to donate an additional $25,000!
Some of the guys had a chance to tour Alpha House of Pinellas.
They saw how Alpha House does not provide free handouts. The moms work hard to earn their stay and gain skills to become self-sufficient.
The executive director, Jennifer Stracick says she is extra thankful for the donations this year.
"Without the support of Channel 10 and the donations that came from Channel 10 viewers, we would not be getting the donation today from The 13 Ugly Men."
Thanks again to those of you who donated baby items to Alpha House of Pinellas during our community baby shower.
Click here to see four ways you can volunteer/donate this holiday and Christmas season.
Click here to learn more about Alpha House of Pinellas County.
Click here to donate clothing and other baby items to Alpha House
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