The Giving Tree helping residents receive needed items

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TORRINGTON, Wyo. Your throw aways are our treasure or can be someone else’s treasures. That is the motto for students at Torrington High School for their second annual Giving Tree.

With their holiday cheers of its better to give than it is to receive, these 24 students are collecting clothes, canned goods and even Christmas trees for residents of Torrington to give to their loved ones or anyone in need. For one student, she says this will impact the community in a big way.

“The community needs more help than you ever noticed,” said Tayte Rodriguez, Giving Tree Member. “Being able to see kids come in and get stuff for their parents and vice versa kind of makes you feel happy just knowing that they don’t have to stress about a present or something.”

Student Council and Spanish National Honor Society will be collecting these items until December 18th.

You can donate them at the front office or in Mrs. Racine’s room. The items will be displayed for pickup on the same night during their band concert.

“I think it’s a great way to bring everyone together and it’s really fun,” said Maryssa Lira, Giving Tree Member.

With these students making a difference in their community, they are happy to give in return what the community already does for them.

“It’s really cool because we see people bring in donations and it’s great to see the community step up,” explained Sandra Vanatta, Giving Tree Member. “They are a huge part of everything we do.”