Giving to Make Others Lives Better
Each year Weber School Foundation kicks off the holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree Jubilee to raise money for special needs students in Weber County. Through the efforts of the foundation board and countless volunteers of all ages and walks of life, over $400,000.00 will be raised to increase educational opportunities and enhance the lives of special needs students. Educational adaptive devices, lifts and wheelchairs, adaptive playgrounds and equipment and many other devices are the types of items provided to those who desperately need them in order to attain educational and life goals.
In addition to the Weber District Foundation’s great work, our schools actively participate in providing benefits for others where it is needed. Some of the great things our students, staff members and wonderful communities are doing for others this holiday season include:
- Giving Tree- Counselors gather names from teachers and parents. Ornaments are then placed on trees listing desired gifts. Faculty and community members purchase gift items to be given to those in need.
- Coats for Kids Drive, Food and Toy Drives, Mittens and Hats Drives.
- Designated Item Drive- Students receive a calendar of the items to be collected on individual days (2 weeks). Items are collected.Counselors and administrators select items to be taken, anonymously, to families with children at the school.With the leftover items, needy families are encouraged to shop through them at the school.Extra items are then taken to the Christmas Box House.
- Kash 4 kids, Sub for Santa, Quarters and Cans programs in our high school communities raise a great deal of money to help multiple families have a much happier holiday.
All of these efforts give our students the opportunity to serve others and to realize the satisfaction of helping fellow students and community members. Even in times when the economy has been a challenge, our great communities have always given of their means to the numerous charitable projects. We thank all for that great love, kindness and generosity and wish everyone a happy holiday season!