John Pettibone School in New Milford has adopted 25 children through the Social Services' Santa Fund program in town.

One hundred percent of the funds collected from staff, students and families went toward the purchase of gifts by staff volunteers.

Students were encouraged to earn money by doing chores at home.

The school's PTO donated books as gifts for the program, too.

Students wrapped gifts Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

Wrapping supplies were donated by the staff.

The Santa Fund project culminated with a Dec. 2 assembly with Santa and other invited guests.