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Lamar students work to give foster children Christmas gifts
Some Lamar students took on the roll of Santa's elves today.
They delivered toys to the CASA of Southeast Texas office.
Students in Lamar's algebra classes purchased Christmas gifts for the children who are in foster care but are placed with relatives who often receive no compensation from the state.
The goal was to alleviate a little of the financial responsibilities the families face when children are placed in their home.
Approximately 100 students participated in gathering money, looking over the list from the families and going out to purchase the toys.
The five families that the students are helping have 12 children ranging in age from 11 months to 16 years. Students raised about $1,000.