Adopt-A-Kid Event Underway
December 10, 2014
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This year Student Council is organizing the annual Adopt-A-Kid event in association with the Family Independence Agency. The F.I.A. is an agency that helps out families in need.
During this event, Coldwater High School adopts 30 kids through the Family Independence Agency- kids who would usually not receive gifts during Christmas due to financial reasons or because they are under foster care.
Students can get involved by signing up with the advisor of Student Council, Ms. Kiss.
Students can get their classes or clubs involved in order to to get the gifts needed for the child or a student could simply purchase them independently.
This isn’t the first year Coldwater High School has participated in organizing the Adopt-A-Kid event. In fact, they have been doing this for 15-20 years.
Student Council member, Gabrielle MIlnes, had this to say, “Its a great thing for us to do as a school. If we can somehow give back to the less fortunate, then we should. It makes us all feel good inside to help others.”
Along with Student Council Members, other outside participants provided these comments.
Softball Coach and Learning Center Advisor, Mrs. Scheidler, has been participating in this program for three years.
Scheidler started because she wanted to help families in the community and those who would go without presents on Christmas.
As she said, “I like to buy for younger kids because I like to make their Christmas special.”
Along with Mrs. Scheidler, Mr. Bill Milnes, CHS principal, has gotten involved as well.
Mr. Milnes has been involved for seven years and has enjoyed it quite profoundly.
Ms. Kiss and Student Council are a big promoter on helping and Milnes wanted to contribute.
He says, “I don’t mind what age, group, or child I get. I just enjoy helping others.”
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s great that people are willing to help others.
Whether it’s buying a gift, or just a lending a helping hand.
Student Council and your community thank all those who help.