‘Larson Automotive Group’ gives generous donation to ‘Charlie’s Dinosaur’ children’s program

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FIFE — Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County is a big part of a non-profit that helps kids removed from homes by Child Protective Services and this week the group got a generous donation.

‘Larson Automotive Group’ presented a check for more than $5,500 to ‘Charlie`s Dinosaur,’ on Tuesday.

The program provides foster children with money, clothes and daily necessities to warm their hurting hearts. "We just thought, ‘Hey it's another great reason to give back and help kids that are unfortunately put into foster care and they don't have the things that most kids want,” said Rob Larson, Jr. at the check presentation event. Gary Sanders with ‘Charlie’s Dinosaur’ said, "They're going through a pretty traumatic incident at the time, so it's wonderful that the community comes together and help them through that.” And Lynelle Anderson with ‘Charlie’s Dinosaur’ added, "We see kids and it's absolutely a joyous moment when we can provide something to a child and see them light up.”

The organization is named after Charlie Powell. He and his brother, Braden, were killed by their father following the disappearance of their mother, Susan Cox-Powell.

The boys' grandparents teamed up with detectives who found Charlie's drawing of a dinosaur that eventually became the organization's logo.

If you’d like to help, CLICK HERE for more information on ‘Charlie’s Dinosaur.'

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