Annual Christmas Angel program helps Park High students in need

By: 
Enterprise Staff

It’s time again for the annual Christmas Angel event organized by Park High School. 

Christmas Angel reaches out to people in need who are less able to afford celebrating the holidays, a school news release said, including homeless students and families with inadequate housing who struggle to make ends meet.

What started out as taking 10 students shopping for Christmas 10 years ago has grown in to an annual fund drive that provides Christmas for over 120 students and their families each year. 

Administrative assistants and other staff members will again take a group of students, each with a gift card, to Shopko to buy needed clothing, shoes, etc. 

“We always make sure that they purchase needed items first and one fun extra item of their choosing,” the release said. 

Christmas Angel also has a list of several families with younger siblings if people would like to adopt and purchase gifts for them. The program asks you have the items, wrapped and ready for the Christmas tree, dropped off to Park High School by Monday, Dec. 18 so gifts can be taken to families in time for Christmas school break, which begins Dec. 21.

Christmas Angel plans to have its list of students and families to adopt finalized by the Dec. 6. For more information on this, contact melissa.cahoon@livingston.kI2.mt.us or phone the high school at 222-0448, Opt. 2.

“So if you are looking for a place where your money can make a huge difference this Christmas, please consider the Angel Fund,” the release said. “As always, your donation remains local. Any funds left over from our fund drive goes to assist PHS students throughout the year to help them with essentials such as sports clothing, shoes, hygiene products, etc. so that they are able to participate in school functions and activities year round.”