'It will follow them throughout their life'

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Some local kids are showing the community that you are never too young to start giving.

3 and 4 year-olds in the Roseburg Head Start program made gift baskets for families in need.

The students filled shoe boxes with items like gloves, pencils and toys.

The kids also decorated the wrapping paper to give the gifts a personal touch.

The boxes are part of the Gift of Giving program of Camp Fire Wilani, and will go to homeless children.

Organizers say the program teaches head start students what it means to give.

Maureen Short is the UCAN Child Services Director, and she says that it's important to teach kids to give at a young age. "These kids are our future leaders, and so when you teach them these types of skills at a young age, it will follow them throughout their life."

The presents were a multi-generational donation. The students prepared, wrapped and decorated the boxes, but the presents come from Roseburg High School alumni and local businesses.