The junior class officers in Leadership placed the annual Angel Tree community service in the main office The tree was in place until December 14.
On the tree, the angel tags had a child's name and information about them inside. The children on each of the papers were in different age groups and their families in need of help this Christmas. The Angel Tree is created to help the children and their families have a brighter holiday season. The counselors get in touch with these families and get information from them so the children get clothes, toys, and gifts.
Randy Maga, Jake Maga and the employees of Maga Trucking donated $500 to the Angel Tree. The money was spent to purchase gifts for the Angel Tree.
Breanna Sowinski, junior class officer, believes that this is a great way to get students involved in a good cause.
“People who participate in the angel tree don't realize the impact they put on these kids. It's amazing,” said Sowinski.
Anybody in the community could participate in the project. The gifts needed to be brought back to Lowry by December 18; unwrapped, with the angel tag attached to the gift. The junior class representatives wrapped and delivered the presents to the appropriate families.
Last year, Lowry was able to give out 250 gifts to the families in the community. They were hoping to have the same outcome this year.
Mrs. Alexis Mattson, the junior advisor, that is deeply involved with this community service thinks the angel tree is a great way to bring spirit to Christmas.
“This is a great project that brings back the spirit of giving to Christmas,” Mattson explained.