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Cemetery plots donated to Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha

Posted at 10:36 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 07:34:57-05

Some people donate furniture or money to the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, but one Wisconsin doctor donated 16 cemetery plots.

"My first question was what? And why? But then all the sudden shortly after that we heard the value of each of them and it turned out to be $160,000 donation," said Jake McGhee, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha.

Unusual yes, but at that resale value McGhee said the donor Dr. James Tomic's generosity will go a long way.

"We had 67 kids coming here at after school just a few years ago to now some days more than 250 so as we see more kids our kids cost continue to go up to run the place," said McGhee.

It was the club's work that motivated Tomic to donate. He said he only recently found out his family owned the plots after his mother's death.

"Believe me a lot of people would look askance at such a rather strange gift but you know they were willing to step up the plate and I hope it works out well for them," said Tomic.

"We're just trying to help kids lives so it's good for us to be in the back of people's minds and whatever the donation might be we'll usually take it," said McGhee.