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Fremont Elementary students shop for needy kids, learn about being charitable

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Fremont School third-graders Payton Regan, left, and Bethel Mensah look at dolls as students shop for clothes and toys Wednesday at Target in Mundelein to help needy families for the holidays. It was part of the school's Sponsor A Family program, which helps provide gifts for 30 children.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

Fremont School third-graders Jordi Landry, left, and Grace Kim look at clothing accessories as students shop for clothes and toys Wednesday at Target in Mundelein to help needy families for the holidays. The event was part of the school's Sponsor A Family program, which helps provide gifts for 30 children.

Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

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Hoping to bring needy families some Christmas cheer, about 125 Fremont Elementary School students invaded Mundelein's Target store in search of presents Wednesday morning. Accompanied by parents and teachers and armed with shopping lists, the kids -- all from the school's multi-age classrooms -- scoured the store for books, clothes, toys and other gifts.
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    • Fremont School third-graders Payton Regan, left, and Bethel Mensah look at dolls as students shop for clothes and toys Wednesday at Target in Mundelein to help needy families for the holidays. It was part of the schoolís Sponsor A Family program, which helps provide gifts for 30 children.
    • Fremont School third-graders Jordi Landry, left, and Grace Kim look at clothing accessories as students shop for clothes and toys Wednesday at Target in Mundelein to help needy families for the holidays. The event was part of the schoolís Sponsor A Family program, which helps provide gifts for 30 children.
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