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Sherwood students share talents to help Sandy victims

Sophia shows off her wreath she created during the After School program.

By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor

Shrewsbury – For the last few weeks, the kids who participate in the Sherwood Middle School's After School program have been making a variety of holiday wreaths, home decorative items and jewelry to sell at a fair to be held at the school this week. But the kids are not just learning about the ABCs of business by doing so – they are also learning the power of helping others. That's because monies earned from the sale will not be going back to them or their school but will instead be donated to children who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Jocelyn Eaton, one of the After School staff members, said the kids were excited about the project.

“They have been working so hard,” she said. “They are so excited for their families and friends to see their work.”

One of the teachers at the school suggested that the monies go to the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City-based organization that is helping the victims of Sandy, Eaton said.

The kids were happy, they all said, to do their part in helping other kids.

“I love making crafts,” Heather, 10, said. “And it's good that we will make some money for people who were in Hurricane Sandy.”

“They lost a lot of things, so we'se raising money so they can buy new things,” her friend Katelin, 10, said.

As Sophia, 10, showed off some of her work, she summed up the feeling of all the kids who had participated.

“It just makes you feel really good to help!” she said.

The sale will be held each day in the school's cafeteria from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

(Photos/Bonnie Adams)

Slater (left) and Reese (right) show off some of their crafts.

(back, left to right) Katelin, Heather, and Kendall and (front, left to right) Sophia and Lillian pose in front of the items they have made for the sale.

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