Making Wishes Come True

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Students, faculty and staff throughout the district recently contributed efforts to ensure that the children of the Make-A-Wish Foundation could be provided with a happy holiday season.

As part of Macy’s Make-A-Wish Believe campaign, students from Slocum and Cherokee Elementary Schools helped to raise funds for the organization by putting pencil to paper and writing hundreds of letters to Santa. The students eloquently described their holiday wishes and deposited their original messages in a large holiday collection box at the school. For the initiative, Macy’s has promised to donate $1, up to $1,000,000, to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter contributed.

Slocum Elementary School is hoping to exceed their goal of $500 this year and Cherokee Elementary School is working to exceed last year’s total of 425 letters.