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Old Newsboys Day fundraiser for children’s charities

CLAYTON, Mo. _Many volunteers took to the streets around St. Louis this morning to sell special newspapers to help children`s charities. It was all part of the annual Old Newsboys Day.

Volunteers were at 500 street corners around the St. Louis metro this morning selling special editions of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Billy Busch was among those selling papers this morning. He was at Brentwood and Maryland in Clayton.

Busch is the chairman for the event this year. He was also the chairman last year and the honorary chairman back in 2015.

His father, August 'Gussie' Busch, was the event`s chairman 50 years ago. Close to 4,000 volunteers take part in this worthy cause. The money raised helps more than 200 children`s charities.

Area high school students write all of the articles in the papers being sold. The articles highlight the non-profit groups that receive funds from Old Newsboys Day.

This event started way back in 1957 and has been going strong ever since. People donate whatever they want to for the paper. The fundraising goal this year is $650,000.

Through the years, more than $20 million has been raised to help children`s charities.

The papers were sold on street corners until 9 a.m. this morning. If you couldn't`t get out to buy a paper you can also donate on-line at oldnewsboysday.org.