By: Carol Jackson, Teacher Cadet Instructor
DFHS Teacher Cadets adopted two large families through the annual WIS-TV Families Helping Families for the fourth consecutive year. This year with 60 Cadets, the group was able to make the holidays brighter for more needy children and families than ever before. While Mrs. Jackson's two Cadet classes took care of gifts for two mothers and 11 total children, the new Coaching Cadets class bought two bicycles for two of the boys in one family. In addition to the gifts, the classes provided gift cards for a nice meal for each family. Elliot Fralick and Mrs. Jackson delivered the gifts to the Families Helping Families warehouse in West Columbia Friday after school, and both vehicles were filled to the brim with gifts.
Teacher Cadets have already logged a total of over 1,000 service hours thus far in the school year, and their spirit of giving will continue with their annual gift exchange. Students will draw names of a classmate, shop for a new toy for that Cadet, present it at their annual breakfast party, and then put them in a box to donate to needy children.