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King William High School FFA gives back to the community

6:30 AM EST, January 2, 2014

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KING WILLIAM — In the season where it is better to give than receive, the King William High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) followed that motto this holiday season.

The FFA started giving back in November as they worked with local churches to fill Christmas shoe boxes for an organization called Samaritan's Purse, which ships these shoe boxes to children all over the world. The FFA filled 20 shoe boxes for children overseas.

The FFA didn't stop there, though. They partnered with WRAR/WNNT in Tappahannock to help financially with their Christmas Wishes program, which helps disadvantaged kids in eight local counties in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck.

The FFA also worked with the King William Emergency Ministries to adopt a family for the holidays. The FFA's family consisted of three infant children. Members purchased clothing items and toys for the family and wrapped the gifts for the Emergency Ministries team to pick them up.