Tonasket students learn important holiday lesson while giving back
TONASKET, Wash. — Tonasket students learned an important lesson this holiday season.
Eighth grade math teacher Nadine Olma said that after she set up a Christmas tree in her room, students started asking if she was going to give them presents. That started a conversation about helping other kids in need this year, according to a Facebook post.
She promised her students she would match the money they donated to the cause. They used the money they donated to buy presents listed on a Giving Tree tag at Beyer’s. The Giving Tree includes gift ideas for children whose families need help during the holiday season.
Each student had a chance to be involved, from voting on gifts to donating money to wrapping the presents.
Olma wrote on Facebook that she is proud of her kids for changing their thought process from caring about their own wants to helping someone else.
“The joy and love that they put into this little project was incredible,” Olma said.
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