CORDOVA, TN (WMC) - Tuesday morning, students at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School donated pajamas to children in need this giving season.
Students dressed for school in the same way they dress for bed as a part of 'Bring a Pair, Wear a Pair' day. As the name implies, students who donated a pair of pajamas were able to wear their own to class.
It's a decade old tradition where students can learn that giving is the most important part of the season.
"They're like less fortunate than we are, so it's really important to give back since you are able to help others," eight-grader Sara Israel said.
Staff said last year they donated more than 1,000 pajamas. This year with several large bins filled over the rims, the school said students helped set a new record.
Students said they just hope what they've done will make another child's Christmas just a little bit brighter.
"It's better to give some and wear a pair knowing that another kid will have pjs too," eighth-grader Mckenna Robbins said.
School staff said the donated pajamas will be given to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. They will then pass them out to families in need during the Christmas season.
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