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UPDATE: Olivia Sain has collected more than 300 stuffed animals. If you are interested in donating a stuffed animal, you can drop them off at Talbots in Winter Park at 180 N Park Avenue until 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 22.  

Olivia Sain may be an adult, but she needs your stuffed animals for the kids at The Salvation Army.

Sain, 29, who is the daughter of Gary Sain, the former Visit Orlando CEO who passed away suddenly at age 61 in 2012, wants to continue a tradition started by her late father. For years, Gary Sain collected stuffed animals and passed them out to the children at The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving Feast.


Special Olympics Florida has recruited the WWE NXT Superstars to participate in the 4th annual Plane Pull at Orlando International Airport.


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