Christmas shopping started early for students at St. Petersburg Collegiate High because the destination of their gifts was far away. The school's National Honor Society decided to dedicate its fall project to Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras, where student Danielle Sanchez has volunteered many times. Starting in early October, students scoured stores for soccer balls, jump ropes, toy cars, dolls, Frisbees, stickers and superhero figures. Some seniors bought gifts individually for their assigned child, while others worked as a group to donate money toward one large gift. When all the gifts were turned in, the National Honor Society threw a wrapping party, where students wrapped and labeled each gift. The school sponsored 64 children and provided 20 more gifts for children who will arrive at the orphanage before Christmas, for a total of 126 presents wrapped with love and Christmas cheer.
Special delivery to an orphanage in Honduras
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