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Harvest Elementary Toys for Tots Boxes Get Filled With Kids

The Saline school wanted to give students perspective on just how much five boxes could hold.

Staff and parents at Harvest Elementary School wanted to give students a way to measure the five boxes they've filled with toys for Toys for Tots since Nov. 1.

So Thursday afternoon, they gathered eight students who, along with school proncipal Betty Rosen-Leacher, stood in five boxes and posed for photos.

"We took this picture to help give the kids some perspective on what they have done already in such a short time," said Jessica Sutherland, mother of Cael Sutherland, the second grader who organized this year's drive. "This school has really rallied behind the campaign. The drive is still in full swing, so we want to encourage the kids to finish strong."

Cael Sutherland is donating his own money to fund a pizza party for the class that donates the most.

The school hopes to keep collecting until winter break, which begins Dec. 22. 

The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization that accepts donations and collects toys from drop off sites around the county to help less fortunate children. The organization aims to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December.

Janice M. Granger November 16, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Great job!! I am very PROUD of you young people! It is good to help others! Way to go!! Grams JanG

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