season, Hillside Elementary School collected nearly $3,000
through their Giving Tree initiative to raise money for local
families in need. Students, families, teachers and staff all
donated to the Giving Tree. With each donation, a heart was
placed on the tree.
"Each heart on the Giving Tree is an example of how wonderful this community is,â€� Principal Shireen Fasciglione said. "I am honored to serve as principal of such a caring school community.â€�
The school received enough contributions to the Giving Tree to fulfill all of the wishes on their familiesâ€™ holiday wish lists. The surplus funds were used to purchase toys for the local Toys-for-Tot program.