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Wildlife Safari cheetah helps Mercy Foundation sock drive at K-Mart

(SBG/Ashley Honea)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- K-Mart shoppers in Roseburg were greeted in a wild way on Saturday for a clothing drive.

A cheetah from Wildlife Safari in Winston helped grab attention for Mercy Foundation’s Learning Child Committee.

They spent the day with local Boy Scouts collecting socks and undergarments to help needy children in local schools.

"It's exceptionally heartwarming to see these boys live with a greater sense of purpose and mission than other kids might get,” Head start health manager Sarah Wickersham says, “and I've seen that they make a big difference, too. It's so much more impactful for them to be asking for these donations for other children than it would be for us."

This was the fourth annual sock drive.

The committee has given more than $12K in donations over the past four years.

Mercy Foundation on Stewart Parkway accepts donations year round.

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