Catholic students collect items to help others

Catholic students collect items to help others

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Students at Immaculate Conception and Tuscarawas Central Catholic Elementary collected thousands of toys, food items, scarves, hats and gloves for Share-A-Christmas, the Salvation Army and local food pantries.

At Immaculate Conception, the preschool and prekindergarten classes collected more than 700 scarves, hats and gloves.

“Every year our families respond with great generosity to our annual food and toy drives. This is one of several projects we conduct during the year in response to God’s call to serve others and put our faith into action,” principal Matt Ritzert said.

In addition to the approximately 2,000 items collected at the two schools, Rich Industries and its employees donated hundreds of additional food items and toys.

“This is truly community effort,” Ritzert said.

Both schools are now working to raise additional funds to help Toys for Tots, following the fire that wiped out the toys in that collection.