Community & People • Education Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy ‘Making Spirits Bright’ for local families Published December 20, 2013 at 12:00 am From left, Emma Arthur and Blake Anderson in Mrs. Edson’s class help collect food from classrooms during Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy’s “Making Spirits Bright” event. Families of CBPA students donated food and cash for over a week to help families struggling to make ends meet this holiday season. Others volunteered to “Adopt a Family” and purchase gifts, gas and food gift cards. (Submitted photo) Wrapped gifts from the “Adopt a Family” program filled the media center the week before Christmas. Families in need will come to the school to pick up food and gifts just in time for the holidays. From left, Jack Goldsberry and Jaiden Svoboda in Mrs. Godwin’s class help carry and organize food for families to pick up at the school for their holiday meal. Students donated canned fruits, vegetables, drink mixes, condiments, noodles and desserts.