School helps kids buy gifts for parents

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

WEINER, AR (KAIT) - Some children at Weiner Elementary School are hoping to surprise their family with some Christmas presents they bought at school.

The school hosted its second annual Santa's Secret Shop on Wednesday.

The program allows children to shop at the school's temporary store, spending up to $10.

Students who were able and willing to pay for the items could, but every student got the opportunity to shop.

The Weiner School Children's Endowment and a local business helped sponsor the event.

Parent volunteers also helped children shop and wrapped their presents.

"We just stand around here and find what we want and then we buy it," 6th-grade student Sophie Newberry said. "I think a lot of schools should do this."

"They come in here, they get a little grocery sack and they shop," said Endowment President Reagan Bodeker.  "If you don't have ten dollars to spend you still get to come in and buy ten dollars worth of stuff."

One hundred and twenty students took part in the program.

Some students also used their money to purchase items they planned to donate to local charities. 

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