GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) – Students from Garfield Middle School surprised Clifton Elementary School students with backpacks and playground toys on Thursday. Garfield students who participate in the Riverside Educational Center’s tutoring program decided to make the donation when those items showed up as the number one requested item from Clifton Elementary School parents.

The group, which consisted of around ten students, were excited to make the donation, because it allows them to make an impact in their small community.

“As kids, we don’t necessarily get much of a say in our communities, but in this small community we do have the ability to make a difference,” said on Garfield student.

Clifton Elementary teachers, parents, and students would like to thank the kids of Riverside Educational Center for their generous donations.