More than 2,200 teachers and staff at Grand Rapids Public Schools received surprise thank you gifts on Friday, Dec. 12.

The Shine Foundation and Amway Corporation Partner wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work of the staff and teachers at GRPS.

They worked with the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation to give out the gifts.

The gifts were built around the idea of Beating the Winter Blues. They were canvas totes printed with the GRPS logo and filled with weather-beating essentials. The totes were hand-delivered to more than 50 schools.

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