Maple Avenue students making holidays brighter for others

Maple Avenue Elementary School buddy classes in first and third grades are literally “working” to make the holidays brighter for people in their community. The students are earning money by doing extra work at home and contributing the money at school. The money will be used to purchase items that are considered luxuries for children served by the Sussex Food Pantry such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, “fun” shampoos, and character underwear and socks.

Students will see what their contributions netted for the Sussex Food Pantry on Dec. 21. Half the buddy classes will meet in the school’s Large Group Area at 8:50 a.m., and the other half will meet at 9:30 a.m. The children have been excited about earning their own money and making a difference for someone else.

Maple Avenue Elementary School is located at W240 N6059 Maple Ave., Sussex.