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posted: 12/11/2013 5:00 PM

Warren provides gifts for needy Chicago children

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  • Warren Township High School seniors Alex Landry, left, Anna Baio, Connor Tangney and Christine Rajan sort wrapped Christmas presents into bags for their Letters for Santa Program. The presents will be delivered to the Reilly School in Chicago.

       Warren Township High School seniors Alex Landry, left, Anna Baio, Connor Tangney and Christine Rajan sort wrapped Christmas presents into bags for their Letters for Santa Program. The presents will be delivered to the Reilly School in Chicago.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Warren Township High School seniors Jessica Rapp, left and Courtney Sunday wrap Christmas presents for their Letters for Santa Program. The presents will be delivered to the Reilly School in Chicago. Warren's Almond Road and O'Plaine Road campuses each provided about 700 donated gifts with a price limit of $25.

       Warren Township High School seniors Jessica Rapp, left and Courtney Sunday wrap Christmas presents for their Letters for Santa Program. The presents will be delivered to the Reilly School in Chicago. Warren's Almond Road and O'Plaine Road campuses each provided about 700 donated gifts with a price limit of $25.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
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Thanks to Warren Township High School students, staff and members of the community, more than 1,300 needy children from Reilly School in Chicago will receive a special gift this holiday season.

Approximately $32,000 worth of presents was collected as part of Direct Effect Charities' Letters for Santa program. It provides letters from the neediest children and distributes them to donors to purchase gifts.

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The letters were divided between Warren's Almond Road and O'Plaine Road campuses, and each campus provided about 700 donated gifts with a price limit of $25, officials said.

The school's National Honor Society and student council coordinated this program and have been working on organizing and bagging the presents. Chicago Public School trucks will pick up the items on Friday, Dec. 13.

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