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Coat and food drive took place at a local high school

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Camp Point, IL (WGEM)-- One local school spent this week trying to spread some early holiday cheer to those in need.

Students at Central High School in Camp Point have donated coats, canned food, shampoo and other necessities. So far, they have collected about 60 coats and 8 to 10 boxes full of food.

One teacher says the collection had a slow beginning but things really picked up later in the week.

"Because homerooms have collected points for the items they bring in. And whoever has the most points, they get a pizza party or ice cream treats. So it kind of gives them an incentive to bring in stuff and kind of give back to the community," said Amy Shaw, a Central High School teacher.

Amy Shaw also says giving to others is something we should teach children when they're young.

"It's just a very important aspect and I see a lot of kind of losing that, losing that whole giving back. But if you can teach kids to volunteer their time and give back it's a positive, positive thing," said Shaw.

All the items will be going to the Community for Christ Assistance Center in Camp Point.

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