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SV Nonprofit Hands Out Gifts to Disadvantaged Students

United Way of Silicon Valley to give out gift-wrapped books and other gifts at East San Jose elementary schools.

United Way of Silicon Valley will be handing out gift-wrapped books and other holiday presents at three East San Jose elementary schools this week.

The organization is focusing on schools in parts of the city with high poverty rates and where many of the students' families are unable to afford presents during the holiday season, United Way officials said.

The gifts will be given out this afternoon during the school day at Arbuckle Elementary School on Cinderella Lane. The children will be opening their presents at the event.

United Way of Silicon Valley will also distribute gifts and books on Friday morning at San Antonio Elementary School and on Friday afternoon at Cesar Chavez Elementary School.

The gift-giving events are meant to both improve literacy and to
promote a sense of community in East San Jose, according to United Way.

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