MV Students Help 330 Families

MV Spanish Students Give Back
Posted on 11/21/2008

Spanish teachers Shalise Stapp and Peggy Urton along with thirty-one of Moon Valley's advanced and AP Spanish students volunteered their time with the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program on November 7th.  The students interviewed 330 needy families, the majority of which used limited English. Students were able to utilize their advanced language skills to communicate with the families.  

Without the help of the Salvation Army and volunteer interviewers, these families wouldn't be able to provide Christmas for their young children. Students came on a Friday, the last of four days of interviews, and spent four hours finding out the ages, clothing sizes and gifts that would best fit each child, then entered all of the data into a computer and explained to the clients  how they could pick up the gifts for their families.  

The Angel Tree program director was thrilled with the performance of our students, saying that "it was the smoothest and most efficient work that had been done all week."  MV students processed 330 families, which greatly exceeded the average of  200 applicants, and were requested to come and help again next year.  

Rockets, rock on!