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posted Dec 9, 2015, 9:51 AM by Melissa Chaffin

It’s that time of year again. The holidays tend to make people focus on material goods, but giving thanks is one of the most important things to do around the holidays. Christmas is such a joyful holiday and everyone enjoys getting gifts, but it’s also the best time to help others in need when they are in a rough part of their life. For some, a lack of food, clothing, and shelter tears their Christmas spirit in half. To give joy to those in need, helping is the best option.

“Donating is important because it gives people faith,” junior Kyle Phillips said. “Receiving presents always cheers people up.”

Every year around December, the honor society members get together to make wishes happen. To do this, they put up an Angel Tree in the office, which is where students and staff can pick an angel off the tree and buy gifts from what the angel says.

“I do enjoy being apart of the Angel Tree,” junior Marian Ast said. “I understand some families are less fortunate than others, and it’s important to contribute to those in need when we’re able to.”

This year, the donations go to the Spring View Manor residents. The residents make a wish list, and NHS members hang each list on the tree so each student can make their own choice. Then, students should purchase and wrap the gifts and bring the gifts and angel back to the office before December 16.

“The Angel Tree is a worthy cause because the people in the nursing home can’t see their families every day, so getting presents could cheer them up,” junior Matthias Doffing said.
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