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Students spread cheer at Easter

POSTED: April 1, 2013 12:17 p.m.
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FPCA junior Kelsey Higgason assembles Easter baskets for area foster children. Higgason founded Stuff 4 Love, which, in conjunction with other local groups, businesses and schools, raises money each year to buy and make the baskets for children.

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For the second year in a row, members of Stuff 4 Love, a group founded by First Presbyterian student Kelsey Higgason, assembled Easter baskets for area foster children in need.
To buy the baskets and their contents, Higgason, 17, launched a drive to raise money and garnered about $400 after placing donation cans at several businesses, including Uncommon Grounds, ERA and Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici. Several other entities and groups helped, including FPCA’s Interact Club and Lewis Frasier Middle School.
“My close friend, Kierra Cruz, helped me probably the most, although everyone contributed in various ways,” Higgason said. “I would really just like to thank all of the supporters for making this happen. It was truly wonderful just being a part of it all.”
The FPCA junior plans to assemble and distribute Easter baskets again next  year, and also is considering a second annual charity-outreach effort, perhaps around the holidays.
Additionally, the teen said she appreciated the individual touches her helpers gave the baskets.
“Lewis Frazier … did a wonderful job of creating 12 baskets, which were each decorated in their own way,” she said. “This I liked because it gave them their own personalities … versus someone just grabbing a basket from Walmart or something.”

 

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