Store Owner Celebrates Anniversary By Helping Abused Kids


STAUNTON, Va. -- Lynne Breeden is celebrating one year of being the owner of LTD 7 in downtown Staunton on Saturday.

"It just pulls at your heart strings, when you work with kids that have been abused, you know that they just need that love and support," says Breeden, "I feel like, with all the blood, sweat, and tears that we've put into this, this is kind of just like, we did it!"

She's invited vendors from all over the city to sell items next to her store, while music plays, people eat cake, and shop.

She's also using this time to give back by donating 10 percent of her sales to CASA, which is a Staunton charity that helps kids that have been abused.

Tina Helmick is a regular shopper at LTD 7 and used to work with CASA.

"It stands for court appointed special advocate. It is a voice for the children in court system who have been removed from their home and they're trying to get them back into their family setting," says Helmick.

She says that it's important to help kids in dangerous situations.

"You're recycling you money into the community and in a small downtown area, that's what you have to do, you have to take your money and put it back into the downtown to make it viable,." says Helmick.

While she was there, she noticed that there are more cases than people may think.

"There are a lot of cases and your case can have multiple children," says Helmick.

You can find more information on CASA by visiting their website at http://casa4children.com/


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