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Word spread fast, and soon donations were pouring in for Drew's Big Give. Gifts for Tamela included bunk beds for her children, an entertainment center, two couches, a television and a bedroom set. "Who would have thought that a 5-year-old's birthday party would furnish apartments and pay bills and renew hope and faith and change the lives of so many people?" Shannon says.

Tamela was overwhelmed. "It was almost like angels just dropped out of the sky."