Prairie Branch Elementary in Grain Valley helped needy children by stuffing bags full of items during their recent classroom parties.

Prairie Branch Elementary in Grain Valley helped needy children by stuffing bags full of items during their recent classroom parties.

First graders of Mrs. Deardorff’s class and third graders of Mrs. Twiehaus’ class stuffed bags with socks and underwear, toys and other goods. They decorated bags and, using donations from an area Wal-Mart, placed the items in the bags that were delivered to Hope House in Lexington on Monday.

The classroom project was done during the students’ winter parties on Dec. 17.

“The students learned the true meaning of giving this season,” Deardorff said.