HOLDEN — Holbrook Middle School students got a special treat Monday morning.
Members of the Holden Police Department stopped at the school as part of their 25 Days of Kindness.
One by one, all 199 students received a free McDonald’s coupon along with cash to spread some holiday cheer within the school.
“It’s just a pre-Christmas how do you do. It’s just a chance to say hello and let them know who we are,” said Greeley. “Let them know who Lt Benjamin is and Officer Beal and I, and give everyone here a pre-Christmas gift.”
It didn’t stop there.
The Holden Police Department donated $1,000 to the school’s “Sponsor-A-Child” program.
For several years, Holbrook Middle School hosted the program to provide clothing, boots, winter jackets and more for students in need during the holiday season.
Principal Ashley Allen said the gifts can help support families who are struggling to get by.
“We check in with families and ask for size of clothing to try to provide an outfit or one special gift of some sort,” said Allen. “This helps put families at ease and not have to worry about some of those things so they can worry about the basics and their families can enjoy the holidays.”
Allen said if you know anyone who would benefit from the program, either as a sponsor or recipient, you can contact the school at 843-7769