Aloha High School’s annual holiday sharing event went well this year, surpassing its goal and raising $9,539.51. This hefty sum was achieved through the sale of apparel, trees, and flat donations.
Additionally, holiday sharing also organized canned food drives and set up a “giving tree” allowing students to ask for presents, and fellow students could grant “winter wishes” by buying students requested presents.
The whole event was organized by AHS’s leadership class, which does community service and puts together other school events.
“The holiday sharing event went really well, and it’s my first year here, so it was really cool to see the community pull together like that,”
“The holiday sharing event went really well, and it’s my first year here, so it was really cool to see the community pull together like that,” said sophomore Tara Kroft, a non-leadership student.
In addition to surpassing their fundraising goal, the tree sale also outperformed expectations, raising more money than last year’s total of about $8,000. Mrs. McCourt’s class won the canned food drive, raising over 250 cans of food for local families in need.
As money was raised during holiday sharing, Aloha staff members participated in “Dare to Care” dares. One of the most popular dares was a sleepover at Aloha between Mr. Baker and Mr. Lucero, who livestreamed the whole event. At the assembly, many teachers took a pie in the face, and Mr. Ehlert participated in a cheerleading routine with Aloha’s cheerleading team.
Overall, holiday sharing was a huge success during which nearly every student and staff member pitched in to raise food and money. Let’s hope next year’s holiday sharing is as awesome as this year’s.
You can see all photos taken during holiday sharing here.