Holiday toy drive spreads joy

Christmas is the time of year to spread joy to those in need; OHS will be spreading cheer with the Elk’s club for their yearly annual toy drive.

Elk’s club is a organization that sponsors families and daycares with low income. OHS will be donating all toys collected to Elk’s club who has been struggling this year to get donations. Ms. Sue Caton, AP Psychology teacher, is the head of the operation.

The holiday toy drive has been going on at OHS for 28 years. It has always been controlled by the social studies department. Caton said OHS always exceeds expectations for any organization we sponsor.

“I just can’t imagine being a kid without waking up to no toy under the tree,” said Caton.

Mrs.Leah Black, social worker, helped direct the toy drive this year with Elk’s club. Black is a part of an organization called “The Community Care Program”. A representative from Elk’s club came to OHS to ask if we could help assist this organization this year. Elk’s club has adopted 32 families this year, one of which is from Black’s organization. The toy drive means a lot to Black.

“I love the holidays and I always felt like giving is so much better than receiving, especially to a child,” Black said.

The toy drive is over on Monday Dec. 12. Anything is appreciated for all ages from Barbie dolls to clothes. Let’s continue to surpass expectations and turn a child’s frown upside down on Christmas day.