Charlie’s Giving Tree inspires students to step up, start giving

Presents, light adorned wreaths, and the sound of familiar carols in the night. What do these things all mean? Christmas is upon us! And you know what that means, the 3rd annual CMR Charlie’s Giving Tree is undergo once again, and this year is bigger than ever.

CMR’s Construction Tech and High School House teacher Landen Stubbs and his students gave gifts, blankets, and stocking stuffers to fulfill 12 students’ wishes from the tree. Stubbs and his students chose this year to do charity work, starting with Charlie’s Giving Tree.

This year, over 60 students participated in the giving tree, which helps give gifts to kids who maybe don’t have the opportunity to receive anything during this season of giving.

“It’s important for kids to remember it doesn’t take much,” said counselor Patti Ashmore.

Even though the season is almost over, students can still participate in the years to come, whether or not it’s at CMR.

“It just feels good to give,” said Ashmore.