By: Hannah Gandee
Christmas time is drawing near and people are buying presents all over the world, but not everyone can afford Christmas. This year HI- Y is helping bring presents to children in Mexico.
Sophomore Abigail Wilson brought this idea to the club in order to help out her church with their annual project.
“This project was all donation based and it is a great opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life,” said Wilson.
The club brought in items such as toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, and other necessities to place in the bags. These items will then be shipped to Mexico to be received by the waiting children.
Junior Hunter Burdette said, “These kids don’t have a lot, so it’s nice to help and give them Christmas presents.”
These bags were made and sent out November 9 and number a grand total of four bags to make four children very happy. The bags have traveled from the high school to the church, where they will then be sent all the way to Mexico.
“It’s awesome to think that these presents are going to kids across the world and we can help make their day a little happier,” said sophomore Bethany Johnson. These bags will hopefully be at their final destination by Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.