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Daily Journal
     December 9, 2019      #51-343 KDJ
 
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Carson VadeBonCouer, 8, of Manteno, is collecting stuffed animals to donate to the YWCA so kids in need can get a Christmas gift this year.

John Dykstra | jdykstra@daily-journal.com | 815-937-3330

'I don't feel like Santa Claus' 

By Lee Provost
lprovost@daily-journal.com


BOURBONNAIS — Carson VadeBonCouer had been collecting teddy bears for the past two years, mainly winning the toy animals from the claw arcade machine at Sammy’s Pizza in Bourbonnais.

As the collection grew from a handful, to an armful, to two large garbage bags filled with more than 70 stuffed animals, 8-year-old Carson, with the help of his parents, Dwayne and Brittany, had an idea.

The Manteno family, which owns and operates the Bourbonnais-based iPhone repair business, iFix, decided to donate the collection to needy children and what ...

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Carson VadeBonCouer, 8, of Manteno, is collecting stuffed animals to donate to the YWCA so that kids in need can get a Christmas gift this year.

John Dykstra | jdykstra@daily-journal.com | 815-937-3330
Lee Provost