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Local charity gives thousands to local organizations

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The "Sort 4 the Cause" organization handed out checks today to three local groups. 

The organization gave $5,000 each to Wellness House, Northstar, and Children's Wishes and Dreams. It was a tearful afternoon for everyone involved.

"It will enable us to grant another wish or portion of a wish. We are just delighted with any contribution that's made to us to help us fulfill another child's dream," says Children's Wishes and Dreams Director Heidi Anderson.

The money came from a horse competition the organization held in Sunnyside last weekend. 75 people participated in the Sunnyside event, including 18 local celebrity contestants. It was so successful, organizers hope make it an annual event.