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Middleton adopts families for the holidays

Parent volunteers and teachers wrap gifts for the eight families in need that Middleton Elementary School adopted this holiday season. Staff photo by Amber Kispert

Middleton Elementary School raised nearly $6,000 to purchase gifts for its adopt-a-family program this year.

In the past, only third grade teacher Liz Brown's class conducted a similar effort. This year, however, the program went school-wide.

"We kind of went all out," Brown said.

Middleton students raised the money needed to purchase gifts by asking for donations from both family and friends of students, as well as staff members. "This is all our own deal," Brown said. "It is so much better to give than to receive."

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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