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Poland 2nd-graders forego holiday gifts in favor of donating to comfort chemotherapy patients

Dec. 20, 2019

Poland second-graders holding up donating items in front of a Christmas tree


Instead of exchanging holiday gifts, Poland Central School District second-graders decided to donate items for “chemo comfort bags” to provide support to local cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

This is the sixth year that second-graders have participated in this effort.

Second-grade teachers Heather Judd, Rachel Hitt and Michelle Garrett gave their students a list of recommended items, and students brought in the donations.

Pictured above and below, some of the second-graders from each class hold some of the donated items.

Another angle of Poland second-graders holding up donated items