Castle Heights Angel Tree Brightens the Lives of Families Again this Season


Castle Heights students, parents, teachers and staff again stepped up big to ensure that families from their school had a nice Christmas. This year, they provided gifts for over 30 children, including eight families. This is more than they have ever taken on.

Leading up to the holiday season, the Castle Height’s Student Government raised over $450 selling candy canes. Anonymous donors contributed amounts of $380, $300 and $250 as well as many smaller contributions. Students and community members then adopted angels from the tree to be sure that every child will receive special gifts under their tree.

“This is a tradition in our school and everyone looks forward to it,” said Student Government Adviser Shannon Thompson. “It is a great way to help all our students learn compassion and caring for others.”

They still had some last minute shopping to do in order fill the wish lists of the angels, but were confident Santa would come through with the perfect gifts in the nick of time.

Similar Angel tree programs were also done in other area schools, including Carbon High.

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