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Business owner wants to make Christmas magical for every child

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

One small business owner is making it her mission to make sure that every child has a gift under the tree.

Holly Burke, owner of Pigtails Mercantile, says that when she read an article about how some families weren't able to make it to the Christmas Bureau to get gifts, she knew she had to do something.

“It breaks my heart to imagine a child on Christmas morning that thinks maybe they aren’t’ loved because Santa didn’t come,” she says. “It tore me up so I thought what can I do.”

She started working on gathering donations for the less fortunate. She’s been putting all the gifts that parents can choose for their kids all in a kid’s closet in her store. She says this Friday and Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., she’ll open up so parents who still need gifts for their kids can get them for free if they need them.

“We’re going to give until it hurts,” she says.

She says that the reason why she’s doing this especially on this Christmas is because of what happened six month ago.

“On June 24, I ended up in the ICU dying. I still cannot believe how close I was to dying,” she says.

Her sodium levels dropped to unbelievably low numbers, but she survived through it.

“It’s changed my life completely. Everything that meant nothing to me before means something to me,” she says.

She decided to do what makes her happy and for her, that is gifting. So she’s turning her shop into Santa’s workshop.

“I just want to make it a magical Christmas for somebody,” she says.

If you would like to help her cause, you can drop off gifts at her store

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