Students Help Provide Holiday Cheer

Cabell County Career Technology Center students carry on tradition of giving
Posted on 12/22/2017
Cabell County Career Technology Students

Students from the Cabell County Career Technology Center have continued a tradition started ten years ago by teachers, Tim Alford and Jim Dixon. 

Since that beginning, the Empty Stockings Project, has become a regular holiday outreach program for the school.   This year, students raised more than $1,000 to help several organizations that help those in need. 

Tim Alford said, “The best part about the donations from students is that they give from their hearts. Many of our students don’t have much, but they are willing to dig deep to help others.  The gifts purchased are not extravagant and range from gloves to cleaning supplies and toys for children. Christmas can be a trying time for people and it is good lesson for students to participate in giving to those who are less fortunate”.

Auto Mechanics students, Jonathan Hodge and James Cooper, say “the Empty Stockings Project helps make their holidays brighter by giving to others.  Hodge said, “I think it is important to give to those who can’t afford it, especially the ones who have had a hard life, because we can show them there is somebody here who cares about them.”  Cooper said, “I chose to help out Empty Stockings because I know how it feels to not get anything for Christmas. I wanted to participate so that I could put a smile on someone’s face at Christmas and let them know that someone cares about them.”

For more information about the Empty Stockings Project, please contact Tim Alford by calling the school at (304) 528-5106.

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