LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Dunbar Primary students gave their gifts to the Lufkin Humane Society on Wednesday.
"This is amazing, this will be months and months of care and feeding for the cats and dogs at the shelter," said Paula Divello, executive director of the Humane Society.
And one by one, bag by bag, they loaded the empty Chevy Tahoe.
For one student, it was something that her and her parents wanted to do.
"And they said, I think we can help," Vannessa Villanueva said.
And help they did. From dog food to cat litter to treats.
And the students know their gift will be appreciated by their four-legged friends. At the same time teaching them a lesson that the Humane Society feels is needed around this time of year.
"It just shows that even as kids, you can make a difference," said teacher Alicia Willis. "It just shows that no matter where you come from that you can make a difference in this world."
A lesson that the Humane Society feels is needed around this time of year.
"It's a great Christmas present and they really learn what they need to collect to help an animal," Divello said.
A Christmas present that not only gives but also teaches us all the spirit of the season.
"Christmas and Thanksgiving, it's about being grateful for what you have and sharing it with other people.," Willis said.
This is the second year the second graders of Dunbar have helped the shelter.
The 82 students sent letters to local businesses and other students in the school to help them bring in the donations.