TriHiY will be making Jubilee Christmas boxes again this year. This was the first year that selling ice cream in the fall gave TriHiY enough money to buy some of the items instead of relying on donations. TriHiY sponsor Maria Wishart hopes to get even more donations next year.
“We didn’t get very many from people outside of the club. Even a small gift from the dollar store is helpful,” said Wishart. For a little over 10 years, TriHiY has made the shoe boxes for Christmas. They may make as few as 7 and as many as 30. All of the boxes will include toys, school supplies and other things such as toothbrushes and washcloths.
Children globally do not get the Christmas most of us get to have, so putting things together for those children makes a huge difference to them.
“The boxes are so amazing because it gives us the ability to feel as if we are impacting the world. Deciding what to put in each box and knowing it is going to make a child’s day is the best feeling,” said junior Sierra Rodewig.
Story by Kinley Block