Dickinson, North Dakota:
Our 7th Grade literature class read the story Christmas Jars. We all thought it was a great story. Our teacher Mrs. Pritchard gave us this project; we had to get a jar and put our pocket change in it. We had only 3 months to collect the money.
Nobody knew who to give their money to, so we contacted Social Services and they gave us 8 kids who's families didn't have enough money to get them what they needed and wanted for Christmas. We also got to go shopping for them.
On the 13th of December we got all the money together and the class raised $600 for shopping. We also got other donations from different people, so we had a total of $1,200. We went shopping at wal-mart and got to spend about $100 on each kid. We also wrapped all the presents at school. We had $200 left over so we donated it to Social Services.
Christmas Jars touched our hearts and we hope to spread the joy.