Toy drives help spread holiday cheer

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Toy drives, like the 10th and 12 Grades’ drive for P.S. 81, are an easy way for Hackley students to help those in need.

By Sydney Stoller, Guest Writer

With the Holiday season fast approaching, it is easy to forget about those in need. However, this winter, Hackley students have an opportunity to give back. Stop by the Upper and Middle school offices to donate new, unwrapped toys for newborns to fourteen year-olds to provide local children with gifts that they may not otherwise receive. The toys will be distributed via Open Door Family Medical Centers and Abbott House on Monday, December 12. Hackley’s holiday toy drive has benefitted these organizations for several years, although the school’s relationship with Open Door and Abbott House extends far beyond the annual event . Community service leader Nicole Butterfield adds that because the holiday season prompts many students to focus on their own wish list, “service projects [such as this] allow students to give the gift of their time and connect meaningfully with people in need.” On Friday, December second, toys are also being collected at Hackley’s Holiday Boutique, making it even easier to spread holiday cheer.