LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-Some Lowndes County students are wrapping kindness in Christmas paper and topping it with a giving bow.
Toys, wrapping paper, and scotch tape.
It may look like a scene from Santa’s workshop but it is high schoolers who are hard at work after buying the presents.
“We were able to adopt about 100 kids with toys and gifts and then also shoes,” says Christi Carter.
Caledonia High School has participated in the Christmas Adopt-A-Child since the 90s but students this year are getting more involved with the gifts.
“They wrapped any gift that came to me unwrapped and they had a blast doing it. And it felt more in tune with the holiday and giving back because they actually had a hands on experience with giving those gifts,” says Carter.
Each fold is handled with care. The students know the presents will be given to a child that normally would have done without.
“My favorite part was watching…getting to wrap it. And know that one day on Christmas morning to be able to unwrap that and have that joy,” says Tyler Webb.
“It is a really great feeling just to know that they are all willing to give back and that we’re not just keeping everything to ourselves,” says Leah Wilson.
Teachers have been surprised students are so willing to help others, to discover the meaning of the Christmas season.
“One student adopted three little boys in the Elementary and she used her birthday money to purchase the presents for them so I think that just speaks volumes about the character of the students we have at Caledonia,” says Carter.
Each present has a special meaning, as these students learn life lessons in the classroom.
The gift wrapping is a new tradition they plan to keep for the future.