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SYSK: Janesville Sunday School students sell cookies to buy gifts

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JANESVILLE (KWWL) -

Lots of frosting, lots of sprinkles and lots of tasty cookies.

"We are frosting cookies to sell at church," said nine-year-old Chloe Kiene.

You should know the Sunday school students at Janesville United Methodist Church for their efforts to help children in need.

About 30 kids ages three to 12 met at the church during the week to decorate cookies.

More than 400 cookies needed frosting and decorating. Then on Sunday morning the kids sold the cookies to the congregation, raising about $200.

"I honestly think our whole church should be 'Someone You Should Know' because they support the Sunday School so wonderfully," said Sunday School Superintendent Jean Eibey.

This is the 12th year for the cookie project. Proceeds from the cookie sales will be used later this year to buy Christmas gifts for children whose parents may not be able to afford gifts on their own.

"I want it to be so mission giving is a habit. So when they're adults they already know how to give and how to work to raise that money," said Eibey.

The kids actually get to take the money they raise to the store and shop for the gifts they think other kids would enjoy.

"Because it's really nice because the other kids get stuff for Christmas," said Chloe Kiene.

The kids know every cookie frosted and sold means more gifts for more kids. So even though it's only February, it's not too early for these Sunday school kids to get into the Christmas spirit.

Last year, the kids raised $600 to buy gifts. The gifts go to the Angel Tree Program. Angel Tree is a partnership between the Wartburg College Department of Social Services and the Bremer County DHS.

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