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Spectacular Christmas light display for a good cause

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

For the third consecutive year, Tom Oligee and his family have decorated their home with 50,000 lights. It's all in an effort to collect toys and food for families in need.

"I don't think you're ever happy," said Tom Oligee, founder of "Lights of Hope". "You always want it to be better."

Each year the holiday light show changes. This year's addition is a special tribute to US soldiers.

"It's the 10th year since 911," said Oligee. "I wanted to do something that shows that people do care."

And the Oligee's care goes beyond their tribute to soldiers. The family's main mission is to collect toys and canned good for families that need a helping hand this holiday season. It's and effort called "Lights of Hope." 

"Last year we were able to collect about 379 toys and about 700 pounds of food," said Oligee.

That helped 79 children and 29 families in need. So far this year, the Oligee Family has collected enough toys and food to help 50 children and 31 families, and still has 300 toys to distribute on Christmas Eve.

 

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