CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Students at Stiles Point Elementary School are learning at a young age the importance of giving back to the community.
Thursday, children from all grade levels helped pack tote bags full of goodies for underprivileged children in the Lowcountry.
It's all part of Project Night Night, a national initiative that donates more than 25,000 packages to children who are either displaced or homeless.
The bags are packed with comfort items, such as stuffed animals, books and fleece blankets that the students helped tie themselves.
The school raised over $750 for the cause and stuffed more than 100 bags. Each grade level was asked to bring in specific items, and the students and parents delivered.
Guidance counselor Carol Sanders says the project help teach the kids the important values of community, respect, gratitude and initiative.
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