'Tis the season to give

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Principal Carlos Leal, left, jokes around with third grade students before wrapping a teddy bear for one of them for the Giving Tree program at the school, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Started by PTO volunteer Linda Pfeiffer three years ago at the high school and moved to Nathan Hale the following year, the program invites the students at the school to donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a gift for a parent, sibling or other loved one. Coordinated by the PTO the gifts are purchased by teachers, administrators and PTO volunteers for the students who then come with their class to wrap the gift and take it home. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Principal Carlos Leal, left, jokes around with third grade students before wrapping a teddy bear for one of them for the Giving Tree program at the school, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Started by PTO volunteer Linda Pfeiffer three years ago at the high school and moved to Nathan Hale the following year, the program invites the students at the school to donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a gift for a parent, sibling or other loved one. Coordinated by the PTO the gifts are purchased by teachers, administrators and PTO volunteers for the students who then come with their class to wrap the gift and take it home. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Principal Carlos Leal, left, jokes around with third grade students before wrapping a teddy bear for one of them for the Giving Tree program at the school, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Started by PTO volunteer Linda Pfeiffer three years ago at the high school and moved to Nathan Hale the following year, the program invites the students at the school to donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a gift for a parent, sibling or other loved one. Coordinated by the PTO the gifts are purchased by teachers, administrators and PTO volunteers for the students who then come with their class to wrap the gift and take it home. 

Third grade students at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London, Pedro Solis, 7, left, and Angelina Tejada, 8, discuss their gifts after having them wrapped by teachers and PTO volunteers for the Giving Tree program at the school, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Started by PTO volunteer Linda Pfeiffer three years ago at the high school and moved to Nathan Hale the following year, the program invites the students at the school to donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a gift for a parent, sibling or other loved one. Coordinated by the PTO the gifts are purchased by teachers, administrators and PTO volunteers for the students who then come with their class to wrap the gift and take it home.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Third grade students at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London, Pedro Solis, 7, left, and Angelina Tejada, 8, discuss their gifts after having them wrapped by teachers and PTO volunteers for the Giving Tree program at the school, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Started by PTO volunteer Linda Pfeiffer three years ago at the high school and moved to Nathan Hale the following year, the program invites the students at the school to donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for a gift for a parent, sibling or other loved one. Coordinated by the PTO the gifts are purchased by teachers, administrators and PTO volunteers for the students who then come with their class to wrap the gift and take it home. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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