Campus organizations give back for holidays


Nicholas Duran

During one of the most festive times of the year, organizations work hard to spread joy and cheer along the community with charities ranging from Thanksgiving baskets to adopting a kettle for Christmas.

Student council provided a list of 14 charities that organizations can participate in.

“Student Council is dedicated to give back to the community,” Student council sponsor Cindy Spitz said. “Whether it be community service or mandatory items, it teaches our students to learn to give back.”

There are many charities including Macy’s Believe, Salvation Army Kettle, Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home, and the Child Crisis Center Wish List. Some organizations are doing other charities work on their own.

“National English Honor Society (NEHS) is participating in the Holiday Mail for Hero’s charity sponsored by the Red Cross,” NEHS sponsor Michelle Merritt said. “My mother was in the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and she received get well cards from the Red Cross, so  I wanted to give back to someone to give them the same positive effect it gave my mother.”

This past Thanksgiving was a major success, campus organizations donated  33 Thanksgiving baskets and 4 large boxes of canned goods to families that may not have had a meal at all.

“Its very heart warming to know that Del Valle is a generous campus that is willing to donate to others who are in need,” student council president Reahnna Hernandez

Even small organizations help out in any way they can. Yearbook sponsored by Antonia Seltzer, is a devoted team participating in the counselor’s Sock Drive.

“Our editor brought the idea to class after a Leadership meeting. It was a good idea and sounded fun,” Seltzer said. “ We donated 85 pairs to the counselors effort.”

Like many say it is better to give than receive  and nothing can beat the good feeling of a good deed.

“Its outstanding to see how much, our students are giving to the community, and I am honored to be the principle of amazing students.” Principal Carmen Crosse.

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