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Kristina Serafini
Third-grader Vinnie Colaizzi (left) and Tyler Bowlus, a first-grader, work on a blanket for Pittsburgh-based Wrapped in Love Foundation during the annual Christmas Service Project at Paynter Elementary School on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. The Wrapped in Love Foundation provides blankets for seriously ill patients around the world.

For the third year in a row, Paynter Elementary School first- and third-graders opted to participate in a Christmas service project instead of exchanging gifts.

Students gathered in the auditorium on Monday to work together to create blankets—two large pieces of cozy fabric tied together—for the Pittsburgh-based Wrapped in Love Foundation.

The Wrapped in Love Foundation provides blankets to seriously ill patients across the world, according to its website.

Kristina Serafini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Kristina at 412-324-1405 4-digit 6405, [email protected] or via Twitter @KristinaS_Trib.

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