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For her challenge, teacher Pat Biebuyck enlisted the help of her students and fellow teachers at Marine City High School in Michigan. Their plan—to make Thanksgiving boxes stuffed with food and blankets for needy families and the elderly. But, before they spend the money they were given, Mrs. Biebuyck challenged her students to double the amount!

After a lot of hard work and the help of the community, the students didn't double the money—they more than quadrupled it! Using Mrs. Biebuyck's house as command central, the "Oprah Mariner Angels" stuffed their specially wrapped boxes chock-full of food and supplies—150 to be exact! Then, city school buses arrived to deliver their special gifts to the community. The students also made cash donations to organizations throughout the area.

"I'm so overwhelmed, I'm in awe," says one recipient. "I'm just impressed with all these people."
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FROM: Oprah's Favorite Giveaway Ever—The Results!
Published on January 01, 2006

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