ROXBURY, NJ - First- and second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School in Roxbury learned about giving back this month. The young students collected hats, mittens and socks for Roxbury Social Services.

More than 100 items have been collected school-wide so far.

“I brought in a hat and some gloves for someone who needs them," said first grader Zachary Orban. "I hung my name on our Giving Tree in the hallway and it was fun”

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The Giving Tree is filled with items from all who donated.

“The spirit of giving is contagious," said first-grade teacher Barbara Derrick. "We had so many students donate that we couldn’t fit them all in one picture."