The Wisconsin State Journal invited children and teens to write or email a brief note about someone in their community who could use a helping hand of the financial sort during the winter holidays. Readers age 18 and younger are asked to explain what they would do if they had $200 to help someone else. Emily Cody, Matthew Nordstrom, and Kane Gunderson were selected for their Helping Hands letters written to the Wiscconsin State Journal.
Helping Hands coordinators chose 10 letters to help carry out the writers’ plans to aid a classmate, friend, neighbor or community member. Selected letters were published in the State Journal on December 15, and were edited to avoid identifying recipients.
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