Sixth graders wrap gifts for homeless at city's shelter

Updated: Dec. 12, 2016 at 10:04 PM CST
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(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Santa's elves came out to make a huge difference in the form of sixth graders.

The sixth graders from Riverdale Elementary paid it forward Monday.

The students wrapped gifts for those at the Memphis Union Mission. Over 60 boxes of presents were wrapped Monday in order to help the students give to the homeless at the city's homeless shelter.

"They get to have all the stuff that we give them, like all these boxes they get to open them because they don't get a chance to open anything," Jade Dotson, student, said. "They have nice things inside the boxes."

For some students, it was a chance to have a very big impact on those in need.

"I feel like even though we're in sixth grade, we can make a gigantic difference in the world by helping people and giving them anything they deserve because nobody deserves to be lonely on Christmas," Hannah Moore said.

The boxes were stuffed with toiletries, hats, gloves, candy, and gift cards to fast food restaurants.

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