ABC Student Transportation gives kids in need Christmas shopping spree

DETROIT (WXYZ) - You have heard about paying it forward. One local businessman is doing just that.

Charles Grant remembers when he was a child.  He was one of 10 siblings, and money was tight.  A charity helped make his holiday special.

Now Mr. Grant is the owner of ABC Student Transportation, a company contracted to take kids to school. He sees kids that remind him of his childhood.

Today his company sent out buses to pick up almost 200 kids who were nominated by their schools for a shopping spree they could really use. 

The kids were then taken to Kmart where volunteers helped them go on a $100 shopping spree made possible thanks to Mr. Grant.

Grant has been doing this for kids for years, but this year was the biggest event ever. 

He says the smiles on the kids' faces remind him and volunteers what Christmas is all about.

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