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Scrooge to the rescue for homeless kids

Jan 01, 2019 - The Washington Post

Ebenezer Scrooge worked a miracle in the nation's capital this year.

And that miracle was desperately needed because parts of this great city aren't strikingly different from Victorian England.

Hidden among D.C.'s pricey craft-cider bars, million-dollar condos and sparkling stadiums, there exist Dickensian scenes of real-life Tiny Tims. About 27 percent of the District's children live in poverty - more than 1 in 4, according to D.C. Action for Children.

And that was heavy on t...