Third grade students from Lanigan Elementary School in the Fulton City School District recently visited their local K-Mart store with a selfless mission in mind: buy toys for needy children in the area.
" data-medium-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-300x406.jpg" data-large-file="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-460x623.jpg" class="size-medium wp-image-105893" alt="k-mart-shoppers" src="http://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-300x406.jpg" width="300" height="406" srcset="https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-300x406.jpg 300w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-150x203.jpg 150w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-460x623.jpg 460w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers-221x300.jpg 221w, https://oswegocountytoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/k-mart-shoppers.jpg 885w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />A group of third graders from Lanigan Elementary stopped for a moment before checking out at the register at K-mart following their shopping trip at the store to purchase gifts for needy children in the area. Pictured are: in front kneeling, Jade Doran; standing, left to right: Courtney Pierce, Virginia Bednarski, Maya Gugula, and Christina Tallents; in back is chaperone Brandy Bednarski.
The students held a Spell-a-thon where they used pledge sheets to raise money for every correctly spelled word from a list of 100 words.
The generosity of family and friends brought in enough money that each of the 78 students shopping had $20 to spend on the child they were shopping for.
The third grade students, along with parent and staff chaperones, shopped through the store for just the right items to help brighten a child’s Christmas morning.