A New Jersey teacher went above and beyond to ensure every child in her school would have a merry Christmas, raising thousands of dollars to buy gifts for the 500 students at her school.
When Jennifer Olawski spoke to a student last year about what the little girl hoped to get for Christmas, she learned that the child had never before received a gift for the holiday.
“And that just hit me so hard,” Olawski told InsideEdition.com.
Olawski teaches physical education and health at Community Charter School of Paterson, a kindergarten through fourth grade school where 90 percent of students come from families living below the federal poverty level.
“Paterson is a very diverse city, one in which I have come to really appreciate the beauty of all the historic background. 87 percent of our students qualify for free lunch,” Olawski said.
Olawski set out to get the girl a card and a gift, but soon …