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December 14, 2005

Thomasville -- Students at an alternative school are helping make Christmas a little better for children who otherwise may not have one.

It may look more like Santa's workshop than a classroom, but it's an outreach project led by students from Bishop Hall Charter School. "We're wrapping gifts for the children to help them learn their letters, and ABC's, and numbers," said Bishop Hall Junior Alonza Gaskins.

On Friday, each child at Thomasville's Headstart School will be given an interactive electronic book. The project is a partnership with the District Attorney's office.

"These were $20 books that we got for $13 apiece. And also, V-Tech paid the shipping which would have been way over $200-dollars." said Karen Bishop of the District Attorney's Office.

The manufacturer made that contribution when it heard the 180 children at Headstart aren't just any students. "A lot of the parents are single. A lot of them are struggling financially," said Bishop.

That's why the money left over from the $2,500 cost of the books will go to Headstart for child care needs. A gift everyone can appreciate. "It makes me feel good because I love the kids," said Sara Mitchell, Bishop Hall Senior.

"They don't really get much, and they deserve it because they're good kids."

A hardship of the past. Headstart gave each Bishop Hall student a gift for his effort.Headstart is eighty-percent paid for by government grants, and is free for the children who attend.

They're given two meals and a snack each day, in addition to their lessons.

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