Toy drive

Cheyene L. , Staff Writer

Here comes the Project Christmas toy drive! This year, many families are already stressing over being able to afford gifts for their families. Student Services will sponsor a Project Christmas toy drive for the first time for kids who need it. All new or gently used toys will be greatly appreciated for kids ages 0 through 17 years, and Student Services will collect toy donations the week of November 14-18. They will be sending out emails with flyers attached and hanging up posters around school for the toy drive very soon.

Every year, kids go without Christmas presents, but the toy drive is a great way to help kids in need and ease the stress and guilt of parents with low income who can only earn enough money to pay bills and feed their children. Project Christmas is a local organization that provides Christmas for many families in our county. Miss Finely says, “About 95% of people who apply get accepted,” and this year, many more elementary school students depend on toy drives. They are also accepting items for teenagers. 

When an applicant is accepted, volunteers create angels for the child and distribute the angels across the county. People in the county take the angels and buy for the child; the age, name, clothes, and shoe sizes, as well as the child’s interests, are listed on the angel, so the buyer knows what the child needs and a common place for these angels to be are Walmart. 

1st-period classes will compete to see who donates the most toys. Each toy equals 1 point, the class that earns the most points will receive breakfast, and the teacher will receive a $100 gift card.