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Ambrosini Elementary students reach out to wellness center residents

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FORTUNA- You’re never too young to make a difference, that’s what students at Fortuna’s Ambrosini Elementary learned on Friday. Students were out at the Fortuna Rehabilitation and Wellness Center spreading holiday cheer to residents.

Sixteen students from the school sang and passed out primping bags to those at the center. Inside the bags were sugar scrubs and soap made by the third and fourth graders, as well as other donated supplies.

“We’re taking it to them because they might not be able to get around and go places so we're bringing it to them,” said 4th Grader Trinity Browning.

Each of the 295 students at the school took part in making the bags from coloring to packing. Friday’s outreach at the wellness center is part of Ambrosini’s giving back program. Each trimester students take part in doing something good for the community.

“We’re here to bring them joy and make them feel happy and make a difference in our community,” said 4th Grader Mariza Guimaraes.