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Children ‘stuff the truck’ for a good cause

Dec 23, 2020 11:52AM ● By Becky Ginos

KAYSVILLE—This year Santa came in the form of elementary school children. Instead of stuffing stockings, students at Kaysville Elementary “Stuffed the Truck” with toys, food, personal hygiene items and other essentials for those in need. 

“The need is more great than it has ever been before,” said PTA president Stephanie Crimm. “We didn’t want to not do it for the community. We met with Open Doors and they said there was a huge need for infant toys.”

There were three ways parents and students could help, she said. “First, they could donate a toy, second, personal hygiene items and third parents could donate money that would be used to provide Christmas to somebody in our school.”

Crimm said the PTA’s social media team also posted a couple of locations where people who don’t have a child in the school could donate.

“As an incentive to the kids we had a gift basket raffle and each class would have a winner,” she said. “When we collected their donation at the door they were given a raffle ticket to hand to their teacher. Then at the end of the day the teacher would draw out a ticket and the winner would take home a basket.”

When the event was over the truck was stuffed, said Crimm. “It was indeed a wonderful success.”