WILMINGTON — The students and staff at Wilmington High School once again pulled out all the stops in order to step up and deliver 250 meals to area families in need during the holidays with its 2015 White Gift Campaign.
The fundraising efforts of the WHS Student Council and the generous donations from Wilmington students, staff, community members and businesses totaled up to almost $10,000, which allowed student council members to purchase all the fixins’ for holiday meals.
The WHS campus was a buzz Friday morning, Dec. 18 with students sorting, packing and delivering meals to area families just in time for the holidays.
As students rallied for the cause, the student council raised the stakes of their fundraising efforts to include a little friendly competition between fifth-period classes. Mrs. Hatfield’s class took top honors, donating $260, and will celebrate with a pizza lunch courtesy of student council.
Student council advisers Christy Matheny and Jessica Shelton credit the students for the hard work and determination it takes to make the White Gift campaign happen each year.
“Students are serving the community they live in. They are giving back to a community they grew up in and helping people around them,” said Matheny. “They were honored to help their community.”