Lamar Shares in Spirit of Giving

A group of Lamar School students have helped make the Christmas holiday a little better for some of the less fortunate this year.

Students who took part in the Leadership Lauderdale Youth Program held a dress code buy-out day earlier this year.

For $5.00, students didn't have to obey the dress code for a day.

The money raised was used to buy Christmas presents for residents at the Multi-County Community Service Agency's shelter for the homeless.

"I think it's important to give back, especially during the Christmas season," said Lamar student Victoria Poole. "Leadership Lauderdale encourages that."

It's always difficult to be homeless, but over the holidays, and especially with children, it's a little difficult, too," said Shirley Deville of MCCSA. "And I'm just so impressed with the students from Lamar School. They have been wonderful and the gifts they've prepared for our shelter residents will be very welcome."

The students also donated money to the agency's building fund.

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