The numbers are impressive:
- About 20 percent of the student population at (NAIS) selected a tag from a Giving Tree.
- Over 200 residents in the Nazareth Area School District received their "wished for" items -- just in time for the holidays.
Here's how the students did it:
In a letter to students and their parents, the district's Parent Teacher Organization and staff wrote, "The busy holiday season is quickly approaching, a special time of year to reflect on all of life’s blessings. Unfortunately many families in our school community have been faced with tragedies and trying circumstances and will struggle to provide for their families during this holiday season."
So, in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, students from NAIS had the opportunity to choose an ornamental tag from a Giving Tree placed in the school's lobby.
Each tag had a "wished for" item written on one side. Students (and their parents) were asked to consider signing out a "wish," then bringing the wrapped gift back to the school so it could be delivered to the correct Nazareth Area School District family.
As previously stated, over 200 tags had been selected from the Giving Tree.
The numbers are impressive, but I'm sure nothing compares to the gratitude felt by the families who received a little extra help during the holiday season.