The holiday season of giving was alive and well as administrators and staff installed a “Giving Tree” in the main lobby.
The Giving Tree provided some students in need with the opportunity to receive anonymous holiday gifts from Northwest staff members. Paper snowman ornaments were placed on the tree with a number. This ornament included the child's toy and clothing wishes for the holiday season. During the month, a staff member could select an ornament and make the child's wishes come true.
Before the school could even dismiss for its holiday break, every name on the tree had been plucked off, promising a cheerful season for those families that need it most.
Northwest Principal Vincent Todisco and school social worker Debra Lee proudly showed off the “empty” tree with other staff members on Dec. 19.