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Local students pack bus full of Christmas gifts

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(12/13/12) - Some Bay County students are making sure families in need have Christmas gifts.

Bangor Township Schools 'Project Hope' is helping 50 families this year. 'Hope' stands for Helping Others by Providing Essentials.

Helping families in need comes easy for John Glenn students.

"I think it feels good to help out the needy kids who can't afford what they want for Christmas," said sophomore Aaron Nuffer.

The goal is to pack a bus with Christmas gifts. Students have been collecting presents for the past two weeks.

"There's a recommendation process that goes on throughout our counselors and our principals throughout the district and they recommend the families that need the assistance this year. This year we've helped 46 families and about 120 children," said organizer Amanda Klida.

The children in need will receive clothes, shoes or boots, educational toys and games.

"Makes me feel really good because all these kids are going to be so happy that they're getting all their Christmas presents and I get to have a good holiday," said student Larkin Hubert.

"I think this year was one of the toughest years that we've had as far as helping as many people that needed our help but also trying to have people donate money and give of themselves when they're also struggling," Klida said.

The teachers say the number of gifts that are on this bus says enough about how giving and caring their students are

The gifts were donated by students, teachers and others in the community.

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