Synagogue helps students give gifts to their parents

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Presents for parents! A local synagogue helped a school in Raleigh give a unique and very fulfilling gift: the gift of giving!

At Aspire Coleman Elementary Wednesday morning, the Beth Shalom Synagogue helped the children pick out gifts for their parents, including things like jewelry, lotion, picture frames and more.

“Living in a very wealthy country we sometimes forget how much there is to give. We consider that opportunity to give a gift and see them smile with appreciation. That’s something you can’t buy with money,” volunteer Alayne Shoenfeld said.

You could see the smiles on everyone’s faces!

Organizers said it’s important to give the gift of giving.

It wasn’t just limited to parents; some children gave to other caregivers, and there were some who picked out gifts for siblings.