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School teaches the importance of giving


A Rothschild school is teaching its students the importance of giving this Christmas season.

Newman Catholic Elementary Schools: St. Mark hosted its annual "Giving Store."

It allows students to pick out gifts for their family members.

"The students have a feeling of being able to shop for their parents without their parents actually holding their hands and taking them to the store," said Tina Meyer, the school principal.

After the children get back from Christmas vacation, they will select what charity to donate the money to, explained Meyer.

"Through the giving store we got to decide what charity got the money, and it really felt good to be making a difference in the community," said Justin Damask, a Newman Catholic High School senior.

Last year the store raised about $1,500.

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