The students from Walter Stark’s sixth-grade class at St. Pancras School, Glendale, took it upon themselves to make this Christmas season a festive one.
They spent Advent collecting money by making small sacrifices. Foregoing treats for themselvess, students pooled their money for a donation fund. Their generosity inspired their parents to also contribute.
Before school closed for Christmas break, student representatives met at a local store. They used the collected funds to buy toys for children of a family who is struggling financially.
After purchasing the gifts,, the sixth-grade class decided to use the remaining funds to buy gift cards for two teachers affected by superstorm Sandy.