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Old Newsboys celebrate 90 years helping others

FLINT— Since 1924, the Old Newsboys have put gifts under the tree for more than 787,000 needy children across Genesee County. Thousands of children have received coats and shoes through their Warm Hearts Healthy Starts Program, and hundreds more have been served through the Emergency Box Program.

“It is personal,” said Old Newsboys Executive Director, Chris Hamilton. “It’s personal to every child who has ever gotten a gift from us, and it’s personal to us.”

It’s also personal for a member of the Old Newsboys Board of Directors. Anita Moliterno, an Old Newsboys Board member and Regional Manager of HAP, grew up in Flint’s Civic Park west side area. Moliterno’s mother struggled to stretch her husband’s meager wages to house, clothe, and feed their nine children.

The Old Newsboys of Flint will host their 90th Anniversary Celebration on July 20, from 2-5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre.

Tickets are $50 each or $90 per pair. They can be purchased online at or by calling the Old Newsboys office at 810-744-1840. Proceeds from the event will support the Old Newsboys Christmas Program. — G.G.

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