Joe Benetti's technology A students at Dublin Coffman High School are required each year to complete a mass production project as part of the class. He decided this year to use that project as a way for his 23 students to help others.

Joe Benetti's technology A students at Dublin Coffman High School are required each year to complete a mass production project as part of the class. He decided this year to use that project as a way for his 23 students to help others.

Over several class periods, his students cut, planed, drilled, sanded and assembled 100 wooden spin tops that were given to Marine Corps' "Toys for Tots" projects and distributed to needy children.

"I hope these kids like them, they're pretty fun," said sophomore Cameron George.

"This was a cool idea, combining school and gift giving," said sophomore Logan McCamish.

"I wanted to give the kids a sense of social responsibility," Benetti said.

The following is a list of holiday giving projects from other Dublin schools that responded to a request for information from district spokesman Doug Baker's office.

Bailey Elementary fifth-graders worked on a project to benefit the homeless, while the Chapman Elementary student council coordinated an all-school food drive for the Dublin Food Bank.

Chapman staff, PTO and community members worked together to "adopt" several families during the holiday season.

Deer Run Elementary first-graders made cards and care packages for Dublin resident Beau Castilla and his fellow Marines stationed in Iraq.

Glacier Ridge Elementary students and staff collected items for food baskets and worked with community agencies to distribute them to families in need. The school also supported Nationwide Children's Hospital in its annual "Celebration of Giving."Students completed chores at home to earn money for the organization.Fifth-graders created a post office so students can send cards to each other, also raising money for charities.

Indian Run Elementary student council packed up and delivered thousands of food items to a local church. The school conducted a toy drive during December.

At Olde Sawmill Elementary, the students and staff conducted a canned food drive that netted more than 1,200 items. The school's student council coordinated a mitten tree program.

Scottish Corners Elementary students collected food for the Dublin Food Pantry and collected socks, blankets, hats and mittens for Welcome Warehouse.

At Pinney Elementary, some classrooms "adopted" local families this holiday season through Welcome Warehouse.The students collected and donated grocery gift cards and toys for the children. Other Pinney classes helped with the Meals on Wheels in December.

Riverside Elementary collected 1,224 cans of food duringOhio State-Michigan week for the Dublin Food Pantry.

The Thomas Elementary student council coordinated a toy drive, with all donations going toward helping Dublin-area families.

Wright Elementary students collected new, unwrapped gifts for a local program that is helping some school families. The school staff created a giving tree in the office to collect hats, gloves and mittens for those in need.

Wyandot Elementary staff and students collected 10 large boxes of food for the Dublin Food Pantry. The school collected coats, hats and gloves for the Welcome Warehouse. For the past several years, Wyandot has participated in the Holiday Wish program, which provides gifts to children in foster care throughoutFranklin County. Wyandot's focus this year was for children 12 and older.

Davis Middle School collected about 600 cans of food for the Salvation Army Choice Food Pantries, with additional projects planned for December.

At Grizzell Middle School, students participated in a canned food drive sponsored by the student council. The staff and students also adopted a family.

Karrer Middle School staff and students collected about 3,000 pounds of food for the Dublin Food Pantry. Student council also made a donation to help families during the holidays.For Veterans Day, Karrer sent boxes of snacks, toiletries, magazines and other items to service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thirty-nine service members received gift boxes from Karrer. All seventh-graders raised money for the American Cancer Society and the Isaiah Rice family.

The Sells student council sponsored a gift drive for families in need.The students and staff collected board games, sports cards and gift cards.

The Coffman National Honor Society members called more than 600 Dublin grade-schoolers as part of their annual Santa Phones project.Posing as elves, and even Santa himself, members talked to youngsters about their holiday plans and wishes. Members also contributed new toys to be donated to Columbus children through Franklin County Children's Services.

At Scioto High School, students worked with the MoMM Foundation and adopted seven families. The Dublin Scioto National Honor Society sent five boxes of supplies to service members in Iraq.

The Life Choices class at Dublin Jerome made gingerbread houses for the gingerbread house showcase and silent auction held at Sisters Sweet Shoppe.

Proceeds benefited the MoMM Foundation, which helps families in need.

The global gourmet class at Jerome collected 528 cans for the student senate can drive.Jerome donated more than 4,500 cans of food to the Dublin Food Pantry along with an almost $500.

All three high schools collected 8,375 pounds of food for donation to the Dublin Food Pantry.