PLAINFIELD, NJ - Students and families at Clinton Elementary School have given a variety of items that will be donated to patients at Goryeb Children’s Center in Morristown. Items collected range from stuffed animals to coloring books.

Students in Ms. Ryan’s fourth-grade class led the special collection to benefit and brighten the day for children their age who are currently spending their days in a hospital instead of a classroom. The students are in charge of putting together "Bags of Smiles" as a way to cheer the hospital’s patients up.

“One of the core character values we strive to instill in our students is the importance of community and helping one another. Ms. Ryan’s fourth-graders promoted and led this initiative with enthusiasm and the student body quickly responded and eagerly contributed,” said Dion Roach, Clinton Elementary School's principal. “As always, the generosity of the Clinton families and staff never ceases to amaze me.”