Richardson Elementary students recently worked together to make the holidays brighter for others through Student Council’s Angel Tree Project. The school’s Student Council collected money for the project during the holiday season, using the funds collected to shop for families facing financial challenges.
On Dec. 11, the Student Council students and sponsors visited the Lee’s Summit Wal-Mart using the money collected from students and staff members to purchase gifts for families in need. They also participated in bell ringing to raise money for the Salvation Army.
Student Council sponsors assisting the students included Tracy Rasmussen, Brittiny Bernard and Casey Blakemore.
One of the students participating in the field trip shared: “My favorite part was shopping for the families. It was fun picking out gifts that they would like!”
Another student added, “I really liked ringing the bells and caroling. It was cool to see how people would smile when they saw that we were caroling instead of just ringing the bells.”