Lathrop Street Elementary’s Morning Show celebrated “Giving Back to Our Community” with its annual Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 21.
Over the past few weeks, students donated change in homeroom containers to be presented to the United Way of Susquehanna County. Peoples Security Bank & Trust waived the change counter fee for the donation.
A total of $560 was raised and presented to United Way of Susquehanna County Campaign Chair Staci Wilson during the Christmas Morning Show program on Friday.
Mrs. Mooney’s class collected the most donations, bringing in $109.
In addition to the donation, Morning Show members presented a video on “giving” with interviews featuring their fellow students, teachers and staff about gifts they would like to give or receive this holiday season.
Superintendent Chris McComb was on hand to read the book, “What Christmas Means to Me at the Angel Oak Tree: A Story of Family, Friends, Giving, and Love,” by Mary Lee Kendal.
In keeping with the theme, McComb told the students that he tries every day to do something that makes a difference.
The first year superintendent also said that, in his new role, he misses the time he was able to spend with students when he was the principal at Choconut Valley Elementary. He also said that he believed it was important to continue to be present in the district’s schools as much as he possibly can be.
The show concluded with a visit from Santa Claus, who worked with Mr. Bennici to lead the Christmas sing-along.
United Way of Susquehanna County’s focuses its efforts on Helping Children Do Well offering children and their families residing in Susquehanna County programs that provide an upward trajectory toward a better life with a focus on: Academic Readiness; Mentorship; Childhood Wellness; and Family Development and Stability.
In addition, UWSC funds Safety Net services that assist families who are facing an immediate threat to their safety and well-being.
Support for UWSC also helps fund the following programs:
*Dolly Parton Imagination Library
*Real Men Read- Early Learning MENtor Program
*PA Pre-K Counts Literacy Kits
*Little Free Library
*Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
*FamilyWize Prescription Discount Drug Card.
For more information about United Way of Susquehanna County and its programs, visit: www.unitedwayofsusquehannacounty.org.