Mead High School students prepare to give back for the holidays



Posted on December 11, 2013 at 8:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 8:20 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--Warm clothes mean a lot to low income families during the winter months.

Some local high school students wanted to extend a helping hand to children in need.

60 students at Mead High School are working hard to transform one of their classrooms into the Polar Express.

"Each kids gonna take different noodles and put them in and make this cute little jar they can take it home to their families so they can have soup," said student Bre Friends.

The kids will also get to take home hats, pajamas and gloves.

The event happens on Friday.

The items will be distributed to preschoolers from the Martin Luther King Junior Center and also kindergartners from Shiloh Hills Elementary.

"Some of these kids don't even have clothes that fit them so its nice to just get them things that they need things that they'll be excited for and happy to have," said student Devin Jennings.

Collections come from students and staff. Students said it is excited to give the gift of joy for Christmas.

"This satisfying feeling that you've been able to help somebody else have a better Christmas and better life because you've been able to donate stuff to them," said group leader Natasha Markley.

The students said they are still in need of some gloves and hats for kindergartners and preschoolers.

If you'd like to make a donation, drop it by Mead High School.