Fifth-grade students at Mahomet-Seymour schools are getting into the spirit of Christmas by giving back to the community.
Dr. Lindsey Hall, Superintendent of Mahomet-Seymour schools, indicates the fifth grade students have for the second year given back to their community through Packs of Joy. Dr. Hall says the program is student-led and they receive donations from area businesses.
Dr. Hall says this is the second year for Packs of Joy. The program was started in response to the death of a fifth-grade student in November 2018. The fifth-grade students decided to give back to the community in memory of Joel Roberts.
Dr. Hall is thankful for the many donations they received to make the program happen. She is also proud of her students for giving back to their community.
Dr. Hall notes the program is a reminder of what the holidays are all about.