Angel Tree brings gifts to those in need

Angel Tree brings gifts to those in need

By Ally Green

The junior class and their class advisers are in charge of a community service project that gives back to children in need and can give them a memorable Christmas.

“The junior class and Mrs. Fifield and I work with the Frontier Community Action Agency on the project,” said Mercado. “We send out applications through the school in early October to find the children we will be helping.”

This process allows them to identify the children they are supporting this year. Like other projects throughout our community, the high school is able to lend its support by giving back during the holidays.

“Children who receive help from this program are students who are in need,” said Mercado. “At the end of October, we start putting angels on Facebook for the community to sponsor. We gather a read, a need, and a want for the children.”

During the first week of December, the Junior class can prepare all of the presents for wrapping and distributing them to the families. This will happen on the first or second Saturday in December depending on how many presents need to be wrapped.

“This year we were able to provide Christmas presents to 425 children,” said Mercado. “These are kids who, because of our community’s generosity, are going to be able to have a brighter, more merry Christmas.”