YOUTH: Cooper students’ gift baskets rake in donations for holiday presentsLow-income families throughout Superior had a happy holiday this December with the help of Cooper Elementary School students.
Low-income families throughout Superior had a happy holiday this December with the help of Cooper Elementary School students.
Cooper students held a silent auction Dec. 14 before and after the school’s winter concert to raise funds for holiday presents.
Each class at Cooper spent time this fall collecting items for a unique themed-gift basket. Themes ran the gamut from travel to outdoors and birds.
Families, the Parent-Teacher Association and the Girl Scout troop pitched in with their own theme baskets, but the auction’s most coveted item was a signed football donated by the Green Bay Packers.
The auction netted Cooper students $3,400. Students used their profits to buy gifts for 21 homeless or extremely low-income Superior families — including 38 children in those families.
Target provided a discount and wrapping paper for the students.