Walled Lake high school students donate more than 5K gifts to Detroit elementary students

Posted at 1:24 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 18:20:36-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Students at Walled Lake Northern High School made a special delivery of nearly 5,300 gifts to 900 students at Priest Elementary-Middle School in Detroit.

“Honestly this is something I’m never going to forget,” said senior Julia Titmuss.

Students at the high school start planning after homecoming.

“We sent them a wish list that had needs and wants and they put their name on it their teacher their room and they put four needs and four wants,” said junior Samantha Freese.

From there they go out into the community to help find people sponsor children, collecting what is on those wish list.

The gifts are then loaded onto a UPS truck donated for the event.

Every year students pick a new school to donate the gifts. This years was the highest donation effort to date, with a total of 40 students participating to make it all possible.

“It is just amazing to me that somebody cares enough to go to all this trouble and this expense and I cannot say thank you enough to the students and the families of Walled Lake to know that you care about the students here in Detroit, means the world to me,” said Principal at Priest Elementary School Kimberley Raginia.