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Crowdfunding kids' Christmas dreams

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  • Indiegogo campaign is raising money to buy gifts for kids in need
  • The deadline to donate has been extended to Dec. 24

For some, Making it in America is all about helping others. Check out this heartfelt story about a young girl and her family raising money for kids in need. The Verruto family decided to use the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to try to reach their goal of raising $2,000 for a local orphanage. Well, word got out about their effort, and what happened next is truly what the holiday season is all about.

Check out Vinnie Politan's first interview with the Verruto family here.

The deadline for the Kids helping Kids campaign has been extended to Monday, Dec. 24 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Young Alyssa Verruto says her goal is to raise at least $5,000 for these kids in need. So if you're in the holiday spirit and looking for a way to make someone's Christmas wish this year, check it out!

Donate to the Kids helping Kids campaign here.

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