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INJURED ELF IS BACK ON LITTLE GIRL'S SHELF
A courageous elf is back on a little girl's shelf after undergoing a life-saving operation.
Jenn Thelen of Florida says her seven-year-old daughter Aubrie was horrified when she discovered that the family's dog had mauled their Christmas elf, Sam.
Sam was left in pretty bad shape, so Jenn -- who is a hospital nurse -- told Aubrie she would take the elf to work with her and have the ER doctors make him all better, which they did.
The hospital shared a video of the successful surgery on Facebook. Once the procedure was over, Sam was bandaged up, sprinkled with special Christmas magic, and then returned home to Aubrie.
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGER GIVES BACK AFTER BEING HOMELESS
Less than a year ago, Glen Dias of Virginia Beach, Virginia, had no home and no job. But that all turned around thanks to the staff at a Salvation Army homeless shelter who helped him get his life back in order.
Thanks to their assistance and encouragement, Glen now has his own place and a job -- and is now spending time as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army.
He loves interacting with people and doesn’t mind standing for hours, rain or shine.
Glen says he’s so thankful for what the Salvation Army did for him that he would ring that bell for 1,000 days without complaint.
DANCE-A-THON RAISES $1,200 FOR CHARITY
Thanks to a dance-a-thon hosted by the Secaucus Public School District in New Jersey, students were able to raise $1,200 for charity.
More than 120 students danced for three hours to music from the '80s, '90s and today, with many of those students forming teams and wearing matching shirts showing support for their charity.
Eighth-grade students Alanna Highsmith and Latisha Lubega won the event and chose to send their prize money to the American Red Cross for Puerto Rico.