Woodland teachers, students team up to help less fortunate

  • Woodland Elementary West first-grade teacher Kristine Higgins shops with Austin Loeffler, 6, and his brother Kyler, 9, at Target in Gurnee. The food they bought will be donated to less fortunate Woodland families.

      Woodland Elementary West first-grade teacher Kristine Higgins shops with Austin Loeffler, 6, and his brother Kyler, 9, at Target in Gurnee. The food they bought will be donated to less fortunate Woodland families. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Second-grade teacher Farrah Graff shops with second-graders Brody Wiley, left, and Rocco Mertens on Wednesday at Target in Gurnee.

      Second-grade teacher Farrah Graff shops with second-graders Brody Wiley, left, and Rocco Mertens on Wednesday at Target in Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Austin Loeffler, 6, and his brother Kyler, 9, load food they bought onto a bus after the Shop with an Educator event at Target in Gurnee.

      Austin Loeffler, 6, and his brother Kyler, 9, load food they bought onto a bus after the Shop with an Educator event at Target in Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Physical education teacher Ashley Campbell gives tips to 7-year-old Eva Asidao on Wednesday during Woodland Elementary West's Shop with an Educator outing at Target in Gurnee.

      Physical education teacher Ashley Campbell gives tips to 7-year-old Eva Asidao on Wednesday during Woodland Elementary West's Shop with an Educator outing at Target in Gurnee. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 11/29/2017 7:00 PM

Teachers and students from Woodland Elementary West School in Gages Lake spent Wednesday afternoon shopping at Target in Gurnee for food and other items for their less fortunate classmates.

The annual Shop with an Educator event is part of an ongoing food drive in Gurnee-based Woodland Elementary District 50. The food drive will continue at all Woodland schools through Dec. 11.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"The annual drive is a staff-driven tradition of providing additional support to Woodland families during the holiday season," District 50 Superintendent Joy Swoboda said.

The district also is collecting new hats and mittens and new or gently used books to give families over the holiday season.

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