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Elementary students help hand out Thanksgiving baskets

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(11/19/12) - Some Mid-Michigan students got an early lesson in helping the less fortunate. They were on hand to give away dozens of turkeys and boxes full of canned goods.

During the past two years, members of the Flint Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi have handed out hundreds of Thanksgiving baskets to needy families. They wanted to boost that number this year, but they knew they needed help.

"It's always good to have the kids be a part of it so they can see what's going on. Hopefully when they grow up they can see the important part of giving back to the community," said Charles Montgomery, Flint Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi.

The kids were eager to get involved.

"We want to show that Beecher is a community that can give away stuff," said Charneice Weston, Tucker Elementary student.

The children are all too aware that many in their community won't have anything special to put on the table for Thanksgiving.

"Some of the people that don't have enough money or are in need of money to buy the food, they don't have to pay for the turkeys and cans to feed themselves," said Savon Jamison, Tucker Elementary student.

"It becomes not just something that you're doing, but it becomes an emotional bond and you want, I want to do this every year," Montgomery said.

"It helps our community and I'm a giver, so I'm just doing this to help other people," said Shari Cagill, Tucker Elementary student.

"People become better by helping other people out," said Savon Jamison, Tucker Elementary student.

Those who received the 125 turkeys and fixings are no doubt thankful.

"It's been a good day," Montgomery said.

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