Marmaton Valley Elementary Schools students decided that while getting presents for Christmas is fun, giving presents has its appeal as well. The students in grades 2-6 agreed to forego their annual Christmas gift exchange, favoring instead bringing in money to benefit Hope Unlimited, a local organization that benefits victims of spousal and sexual abuse. On Friday, they handed over their full collection, $577.93 to Sheila Newman, who works with Hope Unlimited. Newman said the funds will be put to use immediately, helping families in need buy Christmas presents for their children.
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