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Woodbury High School has launched a new club called “Give a Hand, Receive a Smile,” where students not only raise money for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, but also volunteer periodically at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis. The group will also be holding a hair donation drive this May. (Submitted photo)

‘A heart for kids’

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When it comes to giving a helping hand, Woodbury High School seniors McKenzie DuFresne and Karlie Kurtz don’t ask for anything in return.


“The whole reason we do what we do is just to receive a smile,” Kurtz said.

Kurtz and DuFresne have such a passion for giving back that they have launched a new service-based group at WHS called, “Give a Hand, Receive a Smile.”

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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