Hope for the holidays

Local News

December 21, 2018 - 3:12 PM

Sheila Newman, on behalf of Hope Unlimited, receives $577.93 from Marmaton Valley Elementary School students Friday.

Marmaton Valley Elementary School’s 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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