Project Night Night at Stiles Point Elementary School

Project Night Night (Joe O'Neill/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -{}Students at Stiles Point Elementary School are learning at a young age the importance of giving back to the community.{}{}

Thursday, children from all grade levels helped pack tote bags full of goodies for underprivileged children in the Lowcountry.{}

It's all part of Project Night Night, a national initiative that donates more than 25,000 packages to children who are either displaced or homeless.{}

The bags are packed with comfort items, such as stuffed animals, books and fleece blankets that the students helped tie themselves.{}

The school raised over $750 for the cause and stuffed more than 100 bags. Each grade level was asked to bring in specific items, and the students and parents delivered.{}

Guidance counselor Carol Sanders says the project help teach the kids the important values of community, respect, gratitude and initiative.