AUGUSTA– Over one hundred and fifty bags of Thanksgiving Day meals were given out to those in need in Augusta Monday, as young students spent weeks gathering necessities for those in their community.
One hundred and seventy four families are getting the holiday they deserve this Thanksgiving
“Our mission as a school is to help others help those in need in any way possible, this is kind of a tradition.” said the Principal of St. Michael’s, Kevin Cullen.
Eighth grade students at St. Michael’s were volunteering their time and efforts by donating bags of food they’d collected so others can create the perfect Thanksgiving. “The beauty of it is they’ve never once asked whats in it for me” said Cullen.
The Salvation Army helped to collect the food as the students packed, and passed them out. “We’re bagging everything, and people have helped us collect things, its been a process” said Eighth Grade Student, Olivia Halle.
Principal Cullen says this annual tradition is one that helps the students just as much as the community.
“I’m just extremely proud of our kids. they’re the best in the world” said Principal Cullen