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Local students shop Christmas gifts for families in need

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Local students went shopping on Thursday, with nearly $7,000 in collected change.

Students from Wilson Elementary, Summit Elementary and Nagel Middle School collected spare change for the Shop & Share Holiday Project.

With the money, students bought holiday gifts at Target for more than 200 local families in need.

The Shop & Share project is a tradition for Beech Acres Parenting Center.

Jen Schlosser, the school fundraising coordinator, spoke about the impact of the project.

"For every $100 that the students donate, we are able to help another family. It's been so exciting for them each morning when we announce how many families they've helped that day".

Program officials say an estimated 205 Beech Acres families will receive gifts from the project this year.

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