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Hidden Forest helping others for the holidays

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Amy Huebner, Hidden Forest Helping Hands Committee Chair, delivered 152 board games to the Children's Shelter on Wednesday.

The following article was written by the fifth grade Public Relations students at Hidden Forest.

This week, students at Hidden Forest celebrated their 5th Annual Spirit Week.  The purpose of Spirit Week is to give back to those in need. 

On Monday, students teamed up to fight hunger by wearing their favorite sports team shirt and bringing in cans of tuna and jars of peanut butter.  In all, 306 pounds of food was donated to the San Antonio Food Bank!

Tuesday, students wore a shirt based on their favorite travel destination.  They brought travel sized shampoo, conditioner, soap and deodorant to be donated to Haven for Hope.  Four very large boxes were donated.

The third day of Spirit Week students donated their favorite board games to the Children’s Shelter.  In all, 152 games were donated! Along with that, they wore their favorite color, band, or singer’s shirt.

On Thursday students wore their pajamas to school and collected new or gently used teddy bears to donate to a local Children’s Hospital.  We collected a little over 250 bears!

On Friday students wore animal print and brought pet food, treats, and toys to donate to the animal defense league.   An amazing 10 boxes of items were donated!

Students refer to this week each year as Spirit Week because it teaches them about the spirit of giving.  When students give back, it helps them to feel good about themselves.

By Sean Bown and Paige Bonugli

Posted on December 19, 2013