LHS assembly highlights charitable giving to families in need

LHS assembly highlights charitable giving to families in need »Play Video
LHS presents sophomore with Christmas Basket of gifts and food.
LEWISTON, ID - It was the last day of school for area high schools before the holidays and Lewiston High School kicked off their long break with a charitable holiday assembly.

During their final month of school for the 2013 year, students teamed together to help local families in need. And at the assembly the students stacked the gifts they've collected. According to coordinator and English teacher Pam Moore, the school has been doing the Christmas Basket Program for 25 years. Families in need with students attending the Lewiston school district get presents, nonperishable food and a holiday dinner.

"The kids pretty much do the whole thing themselves so it comes out of their own pockets," said Moore. "They buy the gifts, they buy the food."

After the holiday assembly got wrapped up, the students took all of the donated gifts and hand delivered them to the families. But those folks weren't the only families to get extra holiday cheer this year. Just before the assembly ended one Lewiston High School sophomore got his holiday wish granted too.

"We've selected a gift to give to a sophomore to help kick off the holiday spirit," said student. "So what we did is we compiled all the sophomores names, put them into a stocking and we're going to have Mr. Driscoll pull a name out of the hat. (teacher reads name)
Alright when I say you can open and turn around. Three, Two, One."

A reunion just in time for the holidays....it doesn't get much better than that.