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Birthday presents get a timeout from parents

Toys make way for spirit of charity, simplicity

Lilli Silverston, 6, checked out her presents after her birthday party at My Gym in Boston last week. The gifts will be donated to Massachusetts General Hospital. (ERIK JACOBS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE) Lilli Silverston, 6, checked out her presents after her birthday party at My Gym in Boston last week. The gifts will be donated to Massachusetts General Hospital.
By Beth Teitell
Globe Correspondent / March 27, 2008

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When Carrie Alyea's daughter, Piper, turned 7 this month, guests invited to her jungle-themed party were asked not to bring presents for the birthday girl. Instead, they could donate $5 to the parents' organization at Piper's school. (Full article: 994 words)

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