#ColoradoStrong: The Queen's Gift

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When Mary Jo Fay's mother Betty Olson passed away this summer, she left behind hundreds of toy dolls. Betty had collected the dolls most of her adult life.

"She loved her dolls. It was her passion," Fay said.

Fay's siblings didn't know what to do with the dolls once Betty passed away. So, with the holidays in mind, she decided to donate hundreds of them to poor children around Colorado.

"Little kids don't understand the financial situation going on out there. They just understand there's Santa or there's not Santa. And I wouldn't want to be the kid who doesn't get Santa," Fay said.

Betty was the sort of gal who purchased most of her dolls from the thrift stores, which is why her daughter decided to bring them to a thrift store who would give them away to kids for free.

"I think she's looking down from heaven smiling," Fay said.

Editors Note: Through Christmas we're featuring good news stories on 9news at 9pm/10pm. Have an idea for us? Tell us about it on Facebook or Twitter using the hash tag #ColoradoStrong or e-mail 9news Reporter Kevin Torres at kevin.torres@9news.com

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