Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School peer mentor
students wrap gifts for Christmas clothing/toy program
With the help of some of the peer mentor
students from Fort Plain Jr. /Sr. High School, about 116 children
from 36 families in the district will see gifts under the tree this
School counselor Colleen Cushing, who is also
a committee member for the Gram Lorraine Children’s Christmas
Program (formerly known as the Adopt-A-Child program ), thought
students could help shop for gifts for the children as well as wrap
So at the end of November, Fort Plain students
shopped for four children and participated in a gift wrapping party
in the school library for seven children.
“The kids really got into it,” Mrs. Cushing
said. “We’re always looking for activities and we had the party. We
set up stations in the library and had Christmas music playing.”
Senior Kaitlyn Rush said the event was fun
because students were involved.
“It was nice because it was giving back. You
help someone in need and you feel good about yourself,” she said.
“You realize something like this can impact these children so much.”
The Gram Lorraine Program is a facet of the
Herkimer County Hunger Coalition.