Niles High School gives back, makes miraclesPublished 10:37am Friday, December 18, 2009
By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star
At Niles High School this month, “Tis the Season … to Make Miracles Happen.”
That was the theme for an all-out blitz of donation drives to benefit the Salvation Army in Niles.
The entire school joined in the push to collect everything from mittens and gloves to non-perishable food to toys for teens. Students at Niles High School have been taking part in the event and collecting items through donations for the past three weeks, the final day to donate is today.
During week one, the student council and French Club sponsored a hat, mitten and glove drive collecting an estimated 240 items, Karissa Young, one of the high school’s coordinators said Thursday.
The Drug Free Players and Spanish Club sponsored a teen gift drive that needed more than 250 items including cologne, MP3 players, books, board games and more.
In its final stretch, the Key Club and Art Club are collecting non-perishable food items for those in need.
Young said officials hope to make the event a tradition at Niles High School.
“This was a wonderful starting year and the students and staff really stepped up to make miracles happen,” she said, adding, “it just shows that even in a time of economic crisis, people still have a big heart to give to those in need.”