On Dec. 15, Hotchkiss K-8 and friends assembled and delivered 43 Helping Hands Holiday Boxes. The boxes have enough food for two meals for everyday during the school break for the entire family as well as most of the Christmas meal.
"It was amazing to have so many people help this evening (about 50) and help our families in our school! We had many donations and even had local high school students make homemade cookies for the boxes," principal Carrie Coats said. "Our Helping Hands Holiday Box is a wonderful opportunity for us all to help others. When one of the boxes was delivered, one little girl said 'Daddy we won, we won!'
"It is amazing what a "Helping Hand" can do for others. With all this tragedy that we see we must stop and reflect on the good of every person. If we could all show a little more love and care for one another, it would be amazing what the world would be like."
Coats added, "I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful school and community that gives so much from their hearts. We received cash donations as well as food donations. Our annual Hotchkiss K-8 Food Drive produced most of the contents for the boxes."
The following are the people, businesses and organizations that have helped this holiday season: HK-8 students' food drive, National Honor Society of Hotchkiss High School, HHS canned food collection, Red Shed, Leroux Creek Packing, McMillan Family, City Market, Linda Snell, HK-8 staff, Hotchkiss Automotive, Paonia Church of Christ, Henshell family, Brezonick family, FFA of Hotchkiss High School and Hotchkiss Quilters.blog comments powered by Disqus