Archive for Thursday, December 14, 2006

Kayettes’ Mitten Tree offers help at holidays

December 14, 2006

The Mayor's Christmas Tree will have less space under it this year, thanks to the efforts of Lansing High School Kayettes.

For the sixth year in a row, the Kayettes have sponsored a Mitten Tree to collect warm clothing for area families in need. The group also is collecting nonperishable food, toys and toiletries from all four Lansing schools during the drive, which ends today, Dec. 14.

All donations benefit Lansing families in need through the Mayor's Christmas Tree.

Kayettes sponsor and LHS librarian Debra Hutton said she had never seen such an outpouring of support at LHS.

"I am exceptionally proud of what our students and teachers have done to help out our community," she said. "We have so many items under our tree in the library that I can't even get to my desk."

Besides helping others, the LHS students have an added incentive to donate to the cause. The seminar group that collects the most items will win a pizza party during seminar.

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