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Season of Giving

Campbell Union High School District’s Season of Giving Begins November 18

Winter Wishes Bookend a Day of Community Service

Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) will host a series of annual events to celebrate the spirit of giving beginning November 18 and ending February 3.

The district’s Season of Giving kicks off on Friday, November 18, with Leigh High School’s Grant-a-Wish Auction. In this event students bid on items such as lunch with teachers or extra credit assignments, and the proceeds are used to fund additional wish granting.

Then on December 2, December 9, and December 12, students at Del Mar, Westmont, and Branham High Schools will act to make the dreams of their fellow students and teachers a reality through the Winter Wishes program.

“Every student and teacher writes down what they want most for themselves or someone else, and it’s up to the school community to help make those wishes come true,” said Del Mar Activities Director Larry Lopez. “In the past, we’ve had computers given to people who didn’t have one and people banding together to help families going through tough financial times.”

CUHSD’s Season of Giving culminates on January 14, 2017, when students from the district’s five comprehensive high schools will gather together to prepare meals for the Bay Area chapter of Kids Against Hunger, which works to feed hungry children in the United States and the rest of the world.

The Season of Giving ends on February 3 when Prospect High holds the last Winter Wish event of the school year.

“These events really bring people together and can be life changing for some students,” said Superintendent Robert Bravo. “When we celebrate our ability to help others, we experience the joy that comes from giving, and we’re inspired to care for one another.”
 
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