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Kids Helping Kids fundraiser a big success

The Kids Helping Kids gala rocked the Granada Theatre on Saturday night.

The 15th annual fundraiser brought in $470,688 which will be donated to kids in need.

One of the recipients is Bombay Teen Challenge which helps kids and mothers impacted by sex trafficking in India.

The organization started a school two years ago.

“We rescue and restore lives. We rescue women and children that have been in hard and dark situations,” said development director Thomason Varghese. “We bring them out and walk with them in a long journey of recovery. For the children, that means educating them and providing them with schooling and walking them all the way through college and beyond.”

The money raised from the live and silent auction will fund tuition, infrastructure improvements and help pay for food.

The crowd also enjoyed music from headliners Gavin DeGraw and Parachute.

Kids Helping Kids is a non-profit run by San Marcos High School seniors enrolled in teacher Jamie Devries’ AP Economics class.

The annual fundraiser, run entirely by the students, started out small and has grown tremendously in the last 15 years. So far, KHK has raised more than 2 million dollars for charity.

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