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Gift Of Giving: So Guilford High Students Cleans Up Community Playground

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Greensboro, NC - They say it's better to give then receive and the rewards are invaluable to those who give.

"It's better to give than receive," said Johnny Lewis, a Southern Guilford High School student.

Some high school students are learning that lesson the easy way, by doing.

"I've done some painting and sawing some wood," said Lewis.

Southern Guilford High School students learned that not all presents have to be wrapped. "Gift of Giving" is a project that nearly 100 students from SGHS participated in.

"It makes me feel really good, not only that I'm doing it for the community, but for the kids. That's the big thing that keeps me going," said Payton Woodall, a Southern Guilford High School student.

Together they repaired and cleaned up the community playground at the Family Harvest Outreach Church in Greensboro. The church is located on West Market Street and the play area is in the rear of the church.

"I hope they take home that anybody can give, in that passion, they can volunteer in the community and really serve others," said Cynthia Parks, the project leader.

The teams are using the grant money to help fund service-learning projects developed by the students and their teachers.

The project is part of the annual Gift of Giving program, a partnership between Four Seasons Town Centre and County Schools (GCS). The Southern Guilford student team is one of 15 selected by GCS to receive grants of $300 from Four Seasons.

WFMY News 2.

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