Students in Lexington County School District One responded to a need this holiday season by bringing in donations for seven school days in a row.
Carolina Springs Middle School launched its Giving Tree project on December 8, 2016, as members of the CSMS Student Council challenged their fellow students to give back. The school collected donations for Palmetto Middle School in Mullins, South Carolina, where 23 students and their families were left devastated by Hurricane Matthew.
CSMS adopted these families with the “Huskies Helping Bulldogs” project and purchased a new book bag for each student. Student council members then asked CSMS students to fill each bag with donated items including candy, school supplies, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets to show their support.
In the days leading up to winter break, students brought in the designated items or money from December 8 to December 16.
Students gave nearly $2,400 in monetary donations in addition to filling 23 book bags with donated items.