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NHS hosts Angel Tree and Santa’s Elves

posted Dec 6, 2016, 9:04 AM by Unknown user

Christmas is closing in and everyone is hustling to buy gifts for their loved ones, but some people do not have the luxury of buying or receiving presents.

Conway Springs Honor Society is hosting their annual Angel Tree service project. The Angel Tree is set up for the Springview Manor residents.

“It’s rewarding helping the community and those in need,” senior member Alaina O’Neill said.

Honor Society members set up a tree in the office with angels hanging on the tree for students, faculty and staff to pick up and purchase gifts under five dollars for the residents. Sometimes there will be a higher gift cost for residents who have no family to give gifts.

“It feels pretty great to provide a better christmas for the residents,” junior member Katia Wright said.

Members will deliver this service project during finals or christmas break.

“They will usually go during finals, or the group will go during their free time,” sponsor Louise Ronnau said.

The honor society also hosts “Santa’s Elves”, which is when kindergarteners through second graders will write a letter to Santa and members will write back as the elves. Afterward, a few members will go over to the elementary school to pass out the letters and read a Christmas story to the children. This is also done during finals.