Big business gets generous

A Wider Circle staff member carrying a chair off the truck to take into the showroom. (Meaghan Donohoe/A Wider Circle)

Pullbacks in federal spending have hurt many charities and businesses alike, but that didn’t stop several area companies from lending a hand to those who need it.

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