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Shop with an Oly: Aurora students make holidays brighter for kids in need

Posted at 10:48 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 13:09:43-05

Gateway High School students went shopping this weekend, but they didn't buy anything for themselves.

Gateway partnered with several Aurora elementary schools for its 4th annual “Shop With an Oly” day (“Oly” is short for Olympian, Gateway’s mascot). Gateway helped 80 elementary students and their families who are in need.

Here’s how it worked: Gateway put more than 300 of its students into groups of four and each group raised $100. The high school groups were paired with an elementary student to go on a fun-filled holiday shopping trip at Target. The elementary students used the money the Gateway students raised to pick presents for themselves and their families.

It was another successful event for faculty and staff. Way to go, Gateway!