The students, faculty, staff and community of West Forsyth High School recently came together to help those in need.
They raised more than $2,800 for the Giving Tree for Kids, a program of the Forsyth County Family YMCA.
Through the annual effort, volunteers sign up to sponsor a child whose name is located on the large Christmas tree at the Y.
They are given a wish list and shop for the child.
Families participating in the program are screened for financial need and enrolled if found to be living at or below the national poverty level.
The funds West collected will help provide Christmas for teenagers.
The fundraising effort was led by West’s student government association and counseling department.
Various clubs, the student body and parents raised the money in just six days. It’s the second year West has held the fundraiser for the Giving Tree.
In addition this holiday season, members of student government, National Honor Society, BETA and Y clubs plan to volunteer at nonprofit’s warehouse.