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O'Gorman Baby Shower

December 19, 2013, 6:09 PM by Sammi Bjelland

O'Gorman Baby Shower

The kids at O'Gorman Junior High are giving back to moms this holiday season.

The students and staff have been gathering supplies for moms in need, and the number of items they've gathered should help out a lot.

It's the season of giving, and students at O'Gorman are doing just that.

"We take great pride in how much we can collect and we look back at the statistics from last year and we have more than double from where we were at last year," O'Gorman Junior High Principal, Wade Charron said.

Each year 7th and 8th grade students at O'Gorman collect supplies for mothers in need for the annual city-wide Advent Baby Shower.

"Diapers, wipes, formulas, baby lotion, shampoo, outfits, blankets, burp diapers, bottles, toys, just anything really," said O'Gorman student Theresa Fischer said.

"We've been collecting all these for about two weeks and we've got a wide variety of items for young mothers who can't provide as much for their children," student, Jason Connelly said.

So far, they've collected over 4,600 diapers and 5,500 wipes. Something the students and faculty are proud of.

"It makes me feel really good that all of the students here at O'Gorman are like excited to give," Fischer said.

"We all knew it was possible. I just didn't think that we all had the generosity to give this much," Connelly said.

The staff at O'Gorman hope the kids learn a valuable lesson from this yearly event.

"Most of our students participated in this. Virtually all of them participated in it. So I hope that they get a feeling of service to the community of Sioux Falls," Charron said.

"We grow up and we all have good childhoods and every time we get something we don't always thank our parents for it. But children who don't grow up under the best circumstances, whatever they get they are incredibly grateful for it because that may be one of the better things that they have," Connelly said.

The donated items at O'Gorman will be picked up on Friday.

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