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News Story Source: Good News Network
When most of us make a trip to the grocery store, we pay with credit cards, cash, and coupons. But for a unique supermarket that's been set up at a North Texas high school, the cost of staples is good deeds. And the change? Human kindness and valuable life lessons.
The unique enterprise, set up with the aid of Texas Health, Albertsons, and First Refuge Ministries, has been a boon to the students, families, and faculty that form the close-knit Linda Tutt High School community in Sanger, Texas.
Students purchase goods via a point system. The currency is based on completing criteria such as helping clean up around the school and forms of positive reinforcement.
"A lot of our students come from low socioeconomic families," school principal Anthony Love said in an interview with CBS. "It's a way for students to earn the ability to shop for their families. Through hard work, you can earn points for positive office referrals. You can earn points for doing chore
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