Dozens of families are set to receive holiday gifts for our students thanks to the Holiday Project at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School. The annual Holiday Project aims to provide Christmas gifts for Hudson students in need. Many gifts are purchased and wrapped by HCSD staff. Wish lists include toys, clothes, books and more for students in elementary through high school.
This year the project was partly supported by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Sohotra, one of the district’s School Resource Officers, delivered toys to MCSES on behalf of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in early December.
“The toys are being wrapped and will be picked up by parents or delivered to student homes by Deputy Sohotra or Mr. Haley, our safety officer,” said Mr. MacCormack, associate principal at MCSES. Students are selected to receive holiday gifts based on need.
Among the toys collected and donated by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office are American Girl dolls and sporting equipment. They teamed up with the inaugural First Responders Children’s Foundation Toy Express program to collect and distribute donated toys for children in Columbia County. The First Responders Children’s Foundation Toy Express will deliver more than 250,000 toys to children in communities nationwide and supports toy drives spearheaded by first responders who are selflessly giving back to their local communities.