While district-wide totals are still being calculated, the numbers are adding up as follows: more than 136,500 non-perishable food items, 2,800 clothing items, 670 stockings, 500 toiletry items, 2,600 toys and 7,100 books; 304 units of blood for the American Red Cross; 61 blankets and 519 pounds of supplies for the Blythewood Animal Hospital and $11,600 in cash donations. Students also sponsored more than 316 families and foster children from the Midlands.
Each school held celebratory pep rallies with their own unique titles: Winter Wishes at Ridge View High School, Holiday Wishes at Blythewood High School, HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) 365 at Richland Northeast High School, Redhawk Holidays – W.O.W. Wishes of Westwood at Westwood High School and Winter Days at Spring Valley High School.
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For more information, contact Joe Burke, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803.738.3210.