SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) - Although Southland Academy students worked hard, putting costumes together and going door to door for some good ole Halloween candy, they're showing their generous side this Veterans Day.
Southland's PTO president started Operation Gratitude to teach kids the importance of giving.
The students brought in their leftover Halloween candy.
The PTO will send it to both first responders in Sumter County, and to soldiers serving the US overseas to show the students' appreciation.
"I think they're more excited about bringing something that's they have personally. That is there's to give to somebody else and make somebody else's day a little bit better," said Southland Academy Lower School Director Laura Kinslow.
The goal for the students is to teach them why it's important to have compassion for others.
Southland Academy has a Veteran's Day program planned for the school on Thursday.