Kids step up to help other kids

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Some local students are doing their part to make sure other kids here in the Black Hills area have a great Christmas.

Angel Tree

Tuesday morning, the students at Meadowbrook Elementary turned over the toys they collected for the Salvation Army's Toy Shop/Angel Tree program.
The students put out flyers and gathered plenty of toys for Christmas.
And it was clearly something they felt good about doing.

Student council president Carissa Kintner says, "Student council really wanted to help kids who were in need of presents. And we know that some kids just didn't have the opportunity to get those things that we had and so we wanted to help them out."

Salvation Army Auxiliary president Leah Zandstra says, "These are kids helping other kids. What they don't always realize is that we have such a wide range of people in our community that need the assistance, especially around the holidays, a little extra help with being able to get gifts for Christmas."

There are other schools in the district doing similar Angel Tree drives.
The Salvation Army will be distributing the toys later this week to families who have already signed up to receive them.