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Cottage School students collect toys for needy

by Jonathan Copsey

December 17, 2013

The Cottage School students helped collect toys for needy children. From left are Mary Anna Faulk, Raluca Adrian, Emilie Stroup and Emory Shulse.
ROSWELL, Ga. — On Saturday, Dec. 7, students from Roswell's Cottage School worked together with Walmart employees and helped fill bins with toys for children in need this Christmas. The students also collected warm coats that will go to North Fulton Community Charities.

"When we first arrived, the bins were empty but after just three hours, our students worked hard and had the bins almost full," said Lynn Haas, Cottage School guidance counselor. "They also received $75 in donations from Walmart customers, which were turned into gift cards to purchase more gifts for the kids. It was amazing to watch what just eight students could accomplish in an afternoon."

Giving back is a long-held tradition at the Cottage School. The school's Interact Club is a major participant in canned food drives and every year, the senior class does a "Community Service Day," where they visit local Roswell nonprofits and volunteer as a group.