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Nacogdoches' Rusty Taco donating 10 percent of sales all week to help Swaziland school children

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NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

For one night a week, the management at Nacogdoches Rusty Taco, allows a group to promote a cause during "Give Back Night." 

However, it's going to be an entire week this time. 

Displays about Swaziland, in South Africa, are set up throughout the dining area. 

It's promoting the Association of Graduate Students of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University's "life giving project." 

Students are raising money to purchase uniforms for Swaziland school children and to pay school fees. A former SFA English language student is working at the Zamini School.

"Swaziland has the highest aids rate in the world," said Linda Gonzalez, an SFA graduate sociology student. "And now 70-80 percent of the children, depending on which part of the country they live in are either totally orphaned or have one parent."

"We have the resources here that we can provide to them there, said Marilyn Walton, a former missionary. "And I think most people understand that they don't have what's readily available to us."

"It not only brings community members into Rusty Taco but it also allows the organization, group and our business to promote what's important to them," said John Thorne, the co-owner and manager of Rusty Taco.

Rusty Taco is donating 10 percent of their sales this week to the "life giving project." Also Rusty Taco T-shirts with "thank you" written in the Swaziland language will be sold.

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