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Vicksburg students begin ‘A Holiday of Warm Hearts’ campaign

Many give back each year during the holiday season. This year, Vicksburg High School students are going above and beyond to make sure others in our community have a great holiday season.

The Health and Human Services students from Vicksburg High are collecting items for goodie bags to give to the food pantry, homeless shelters and Good Shepherd.

The twist on this is that you do not have to be a student to give. Community members are encouraged to donate items so these organizations can help as many people as possible.

“We know all of the possible hardships people could be going through,” Vicksburg High School Junior Class President Winter Love said. “Everyone isn’t as fortunate as others, so we would just like to make things as easy as possible for those who aren’t by giving them some necessities for this winter weather.”

Love says she and her classmates encourage anyone who can to donate and help them out.

“Just treat people the way you want to be treated. In the blink of an eye, this could be you or a family member that we’re donating to,” Love said. “Let’s make everyone feel loved as Christmas is right around the corner.”

If you would like to donate, some of the needed items include toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, first aid items, gloves, caps, blankets and socks. Those donating can bring these items to Vicksburg High School and tell the secretaries you are there to donate to “A Holiday of Warm Hearts.” The deadline to donate is Dec. 19.

For more information on this service project, call Vicksburg High School at 601-636-2914.

 

Ann Wallace DeRossette is a student intern for The Vicksburg Post.