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Erie Elementary Students Raise Money for Gifts for the Needy

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Erie Elementary students made the decision to give up their annual gift exchanges to buy presents for those in need. The 2nd through 5th graders have teamed with Safe Haven to buy for homeless families.

Safe Haven provided a list of needed items. On Wednesday, the students went to Dollar General to purchase the items. Today they are wrapping up the gifts that will be given out. The students embraced the experience.

"My heart was just bursting seeing my kids do for others and not complaining about it at all," says Angie Magner, Erie Elementary teacher. "I did not have one second grader that ever complained about not getting a Christmas gift."

Together, the classes raised $560 to buy the gifts.

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