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New School Students Start Business & Make Profit to Give Back

FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- Second graders at the New School in Fayetteville started their own business to make money to buy holiday gifts for those in need.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- One local school set up shop to support other students in town. Second graders at the New School in Fayetteville started their own business in the classroom to raise money. The kids took out a $500 from First Security Bank to buy supplies. Then they made crafts and sold them to make money to buy holiday gifts for those in need.

"Students and families and teachers came and shopped and, with our profits, we went out to Walmart and bought food and toys to help local children with wants and needs for Christmas," says teacher Amber Evans.

The kids raised $3,300 to help families in Fayetteville! Thursday, they packed up all the gifts, getting them ready for delivery.

The New School has been doing this for about 18 years now. Teachers say it's a great way to teach students about charity as well as business.

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