Buddhist relief group provides holiday baskets to needy families

From Los Angeles Wave

Things haven’t been easy for Kecia Harper and her two teenage sons since she became disabled and unable to work three years ago. But this holiday season, she is feeling especially grateful, with an unexpected gift from strangers.

Harper’s family and 50 others from Lynwood were treated to a holiday presentation of gift baskets yesterday by the Tzu Chi Foundation, a Buddhist compassionate relief group based in San Dimas. Each family received a $75 debit card, a teddy bear, a box of candy and a “green” blanket made of recycled plastic water bottles.

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