Each year in December, the Wentzville School District’s Holiday Assistance Program helps to provide gifts for students whose families are in need. This year, over 360 families and nearly 1,000 WSD students received gifts in the coordinated effort.
Some schools participated in the district’s traditional “Adopt-a-Family” program while others partnered with area churches to hold “Christmas Shops” for district families. In addition, the district’s Community Relations Department and school counselors work with Saints Joachim & Ann Care Services and Love in the Name of Christ (LINC) to coordinate efforts and ensure there is no overlap of services in order to extend resources and reach the most possible families who need assistance.
“Countless businesses, community organizations, congregations, student groups, staff and individuals generously donated in the heartwarming effort to ensure every WSD student who needed it had a little something to open for the holidays,” said Wentzville School District Director of Community Relations Mary LaPak.
“This is truly a remarkable example of people coming together for kids and a reminder of how fortunate we all are to live and work in such a caring community.”
The Wentzville School District would like to extend special thanks to the following for their contributions in the holiday effort to assist District families:
- Morning Star Church
- Wentzville NEA
- Calvary Church
- Wentzville United Methodist Church
- The Way Church
- Immanuel Lutheran School/Families
- Andrews Academy
- Love in The Name of Christ (LINC)
- Lear Corporation
- Air Evac Lifeteam
- Saints Joachim & Ann Care Services