By RICHARD F. BELISLE
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Elementary school students at Faith Christian Academy, proving there's more than one way for charity to begin at home, have raided their closets and piggy banks to help less fortunate children stay warm this winter.
They went through their closets and piggy banks at home, picked out their warmest coats and fistfuls of change and brought them to school where the coats will be given to needy children and the money spent on new winter hats and mittens.
The students brought in more than $100 in change.
Nearly 90 winter coats, 93 hats and 77 pairs of mittens were delivered Monday to children in area Head Start programs, said Deborah Helman, director of development at Faith Christian Academy. A few coats large enough to fit older children and some adults also were collected by the students, Helman said.