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Raising money for a good cause was also the name of the game for the Khiva Shriners in Amarillo Saturday.

Members of the Masonic organization set up shop at major intersections throughout Amarillo to collect any spare change from folks driving by. The money raised from Saturday's National Paper Drive goes to support all 22 of the Shriner hospitals throughout the U.S., Mexico City and Montreal. At those hospitals, children with burns or orthopedic problems can be treated completely free of charge.

"We feel very proud of our heritage," said Khiva Shriner Andy Wines. "We feel very proud of what we do. We feel like as an organization when we're in your communities, we're doing something good and we're having fun doing it."

On average, the Shriner's spend about $700 million every year to keep their hospitals up and running which is why organizers say fundraising drives like Saturday's are so important.

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