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Volunteers help complete Sack It for Santa campaign to give gifts to teens

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Friday morning, Two Men & A Truck, students from Center Place Restoration School in Independence and the Northland Career Center in Platte County School District and other donation participants from EWI (Executive Women International) joined us in the back parking lot at the FOX 4 studios as we completed one of the final steps of the Sack It for Santa campaign.

It's something the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children does every year and every year we're reminded how important it is to the receivers. The Sack It for Santa campaign gives gift bags to underprivileged kids ages 13 to 18, a group often overlooked. FOX 4 Love Fund for Children Executive Director Lisa Herron says a bottle of shampoo, toothpaste or a little toy or blanket often brings joy to these kids who may not receive anything at Christmas.

Although the campaign is wrapping up, there's still a little time left if you want to participate.

You can still drop off gift bags at the FOX 4 studio through next Friday, Dec. 18.

If you want to shop for the teens yourself and need an idea, look at the recommendations in the list below. If you'd like to make a donation, the FOX 4 Love Fund for Children will fill a bag with your donation. A $35 donation is suggested. Click here for the donation form.

Ideas for Guys:

  • Cologne, deodorant, aftershave
  • Hoodies or hooded sweatshirts (L,XL,XXL)
  • T-shirts, lounge pants
  • Anything sports related
  • Gift Cards (CVS, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, etc.)
  • Trendy toys and hand-held games

Ideas for Girls:

  • Bath and Body Wash,  Lotion, lip gloss, nail polish
  • Hair dryer, curling iron, straighteners
  • Purses, perfumes, jewelry
  • Hair accessories
  • Diaries or journals


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