A group of Fayetteville-Manlius High School students made it their mission again this year to help local families in-need by making children’s wishes come true.
During the month of December, F-M High School Spanish Club hosted its annual Wish Tree Toy Drive. The event, which has been hosted by the club for more than two decades, collects new and unwrapped toys, puzzles, games and more for underprivileged children who live in the Syracuse area.
This year, gifts were collected for students who attend Syracuse City School District’s Seymour Dual Language Academy. Wish lists were made by the school’s prekindergarten through fifth grade students, and Spanish Club members promoted the initiative throughout F-M High School to help garner support.
This year’s drive supported about 70 Seymour students. Prior to winter recess, Spanish Club members hosted a gift-wrapping party so that students and staff members could celebrate the holiday season together while preparing the donated gifts for delivery.
Spanish Club is advised by Sra. Campitello and this school year’s senior officers are Allison Wong and Scott Hills, co-presidents, Alana Isley, vice president, and Ebun Abolade, treasurer. The club’s mission is to spread interest in the Spanish language and culture, and give back to the community.