Schools work to provide gifts for low-income students

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Each year students from local schools raise money and donate presents for local families in need, including some of their classmates.

Local schools play two roles in helping needy families. They get their students involved in collecting donations of canned goods and toys for local programs, such as Christmas Angels and Good Cheer Fund, and connect families in need with those programs.

And if families miss the deadline to sign up for those programs or if teachers or counselors know of students who aren’t participating, then they buy presents and food for them.

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