CORINTH-Early Tuesday, a group of students played secret santa for less fortunate kids around the state.
In the 15th annual Christmas is For Kids, dozens of students from Central High School in Corinth were in the Christmas spirit as they brought in their own presents to give out to underprivileged kids.
Each grade had groups of about a dozen students, who chose what presents they would buy and who they were sending them to.
At an assembly Tuesday morning, the groups brought in their presents.
“It makes me feel great knowing that we’re giving to other kids who normally wouldn’t have christmas if it wasn’t for us. I think its a great program, it gives us a chance to really experience what it’s like to give to other kids,” said Central High School Senior Alyssa Day.
The donated gifts will now head to penquis — where they’ll be distributed.
“I think as a community it makes us all realize that we can all be a little happier and a little bit encouraging during this year because i know some people don’t have a lot and as a school, it makes us feel just happier and brighter and helps us to bring all that cheer home from outside the school,” said Central High School Junior Sophia Dunn.
The students also said this program put their own lives into perspective, to remind them not to take anything for granted
“Its great to be apart of the community and to help out. It’s always great to help spread the christmas cheer around this time of year. There’s people who don’t get to experience it like we do, so we just want to help them out, spread that christmas cheer, spread that positivity and make sure they have a merry christmas,” said Central High School Junior Matthew Albert.