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Man raises thousands of dollars to adopt 150 Salvation Army Angels

Frankie Hilbert is getting some help shopping for the hundreds of kids on his list this year. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Frankie Hilbert is getting some help shopping for the hundreds of kids on his list this year. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
His goal is to raise $15,000 and adopt 150 angels, and he's nearly there. (Source: WAVE 3 News) His goal is to raise $15,000 and adopt 150 angels, and he's nearly there. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Frankie Hilbert (Source: WAVE 3 News) Frankie Hilbert (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville man is on a mission to help hundreds of children have a Merry Christmas. 

And that means a lot of shopping.

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Frankie Hilbert set a goal to raise $15,000 and adopt 150 angels through the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.

We caught up with him Wednesday night at the Oxmoor Kohl's, where a group was carefully selecting items from the children's lists.

"I don't ever want a child to not be able to have a Christmas," Hilbert said. "So if there's anything that I can do to help avoid that and be able to make sure that these kids have a Christmas, I'll do anything."

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Hilbert is just about $2,000 shy of his goal of $15,000 dollars. If he reaches it, a donor has agreed to match it so he can help a total of 300 angels.

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