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9-year-old best friends making bracelets to help feed homeless community

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TOLEDO, Ohio — There are 631 homeless people, according to the Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board, and two 9-year-old best friends are making an effort to help feed them.

Gabby and Mackenzie created their own non-profit, G-and-M’s Bracelet Shop. They make and then sell bracelets and use the money to buy food, which they then cook and hand out to people in need.

“Other people need the money more than I do,” Gabby said.

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Local family donates ‘Family Feud’ winnings to charities

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TOLEDO, Ohio — At one point, Steve Kahan thought his daughter Emily was crazy to think their family would be on TV. 

Fast forward one year later, the family is giving back some of their game show winnings to the Toledo community. The Kahans, of Sylvania, are donating $10,000 to Cherry Street Mission Ministries on Monroe Street in downtown Toledo. 

The family, made up of Steve, Christine, Emily, RJ, and Cody Kahan, recently appeared in five games, winning fast money twice on the hit television game show ‘Family Feud,’ hosted by fellow Ohio native Steve Harvey. 

Recordings of the shows took place in June of 2021 and aired in February.

Despite winning more than expected, giving back to their hometown was a no-brainer for the Kahans.

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