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Anonymous Donor Leaves $50K Check At Texas Nativity Scene

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AMARILLO (AP) -- A Texas nonprofit group benefiting children has received a surprise $50,000 donation left under a baby Jesus figure.

Officials with The Children's Home in Amarillo found the check Wednesday after a caller advised the staff to check the Nativity scene outside the building.

A receptionist discovered an envelope, slipped beneath the infant Jesus replica, containing the $50,000 check.

Group president Darrin Murphy says staffers noted the name on the check and contacted the man -- who said he's inspired by the youngsters being helped by The Children's Home. The donor said he wishes to remain anonymous.

Murphy says he told some of the children about the donation and they were excited to learn that people believe in their futures.

The Children's Home provides a place for at-risk youngsters to stay.

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