Northwest NEWS

December 21, 1998


Given the opportunity, people really want to help others

We are students in Mr. Mejlaender's leadership class at Tolt Middle School in Carnation. We just completed our Winter Clothing Drive and would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all those students and their parents, teachers, and district staff personnel who donated warm winter clothing.

   Over 1,100 items, ranging from coats and sweaters to shoes and even toys were collected. It was a tremendous success, and we couldn't believe how much people really want to help others when given the chance. All we did was provide the opportunity and organization for our students, parents, and teachers to donate. Even the bus drivers rallied and contributed several boxes of clothing. It was truly a team effort.

   Again, a warm thank you to everyone who helped make this generous donation possible this holiday season.

Tashina Crawford, on behalf of Mr. Mejlaender's leadership students