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Former Michigan toy store owner gives $45,000 worth of stock to charity
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A small-business owner and devoted teacher in Michigan, whose toy store collapsed under the coronavirus pandemic, could have tried to sell off the rest of her store in order to recoup some of her losses.
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Instead, Marie Liburdi, who owned and lost Teaching Toys in Trenton, as well as one of her beloved Montessori schools in the area, decided to donate everything in her store to a toy drive taking place at Canterbury Village, a Michigan landmark that is home to droves of shops and restaurants.
It was roughly $45,000 worth of toys, Liburdi told FOX Business.
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It all started after Liburdi saw Canterbury Village and Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers' combined initiative to collect toys for a local charity, The Bottomless Toy Chest.