Building on the positive behavior support system of DOS Dollars, 38 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are being sent by Delta Opportunity School students.
Knowing that students were earning DOS dollars for exceptional work, excellent behavior and good citizenship, Angela McMurdy and Willyn Webb decided to take it one step further. The students had been using their DOS dollars to purchase food items, earphones, pencils, chapstick etc.; now they could spend to provide Christmas for children around the world. Giving to others is a hallmark of the DOS service learning program and Operation Christmas Child is a perfect fit. McMurdy and DMTC provided the items and the DOS students worked extremely hard to earn enough DOS dollars to buy the items to fill a shoebox of gifts for a child who would not otherwise receive any Christmas presents. The DOS students watched videos on the Operation Christmas Child website and students chose whether to spend their DOS dollars on items for themselves or for items for a shoebox. The DMTC students raised the money to cover the $7 shipping fee per box. It was a wonderful collaboration and a great way to start the holiday season.
Delta's second annual "Kickoff to Christmas" takes place Saturday, Nov. 25. This event is sponsored by the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and First Colorado National Bank.