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Local Couple Forgoes Fancy Dinners, Gives Back On Valentine’s Day

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CRAWLEY Dave Crawley
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — “So what do you think? You think this will work? I’m so excited.”

Ginny Hannan, of Upper Saint Clair, models the dress she’ll wear for dinner Friday night. Ginny’s husband, Tim, will also be handsomely attired. After all, Valentine’s Day comes just once a year.

KDKA’s Dave Crawley Reports:

The couple is looking forward to a romantic evening. They choose a different restaurant every year. This year, it’s Chipotle. The $10 Valentine’s dinner idea began two years ago.

“My husband came to me,” Ginny recalls, “and said, ‘Honey, why don’t we just forgo a fancy dinner and give the money we would have spent on that to a family that needs it more.’ And I said, ‘Okay.'”

The first year it was Subway. The second, KFC.

As for the hundred dollars they might have spent on a fancy dinner?

“One year we actually mailed it,” Ginny says. “Just cash in the mail for the family we knew needed it. Another year, we put it on their doorstep, rang the bell and ran away as fast as we could. But the point is, we want to keep it anonymous, so it’s about families and not about us.”

But their friends heard about it.

“They’ve always asked us about this,” Ginny adds, “and they wanted to be a part of it. And we decided to put together a page, so that they could be a part of it.”

KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf interviews Ginny & Tim:

She hopes the Facebook page will soon be filled with photos of friends who follow their lead.

“What better way to show people your love than by giving?” she asks.

It’s a gift straight from the heart, from the Secret Cupids of Valentine’s Day.

For more information, visit The Great Valentine’s Day Give on Facebook.

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