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When Gidget Schlossberg '28 learned that COVID-19 was causing problems for an young autistic boy, she put her mind to work on how she could help.

The 13-year-old boy likes to keep to a regular routine. His favorite activity is riding to the thrift store to pick out books and movies. But for the past several months, the worldwide pandemic has made that impossible.

To help, Gidget decorated a clear plastic container that she placed near her home. Every day for months, she has filled the box, allowing the boy to ride over and collect his new gifts.

The Virginian-Pilot recently highlighted Gidget's service project on its front page. The online version of the article includes a video that Gidget made that teaches about autism. 

Front page photo from The Virginian-Pilot, November 30, 2020. Gidget '28 is on the left. 

Front page photo from The Virginian-Pilot, November 30, 2020. Gidget '28 is on the left. 

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