CHIPLEY, Fla. (WDHN) — Some families in need are going to have some extra holiday cheer under the tree this year.
Thanks to the Chipley High School JROTC, the organization is holding a toy drive as part of one of their service-learning projects. The organization has a pretty impressive pile so far.
So far, we’ve collected almost 100 toys and we are doing this for the local children in the area,” Senior instructor Greg Cole said. “Last year, just two months after Hurricane Michael, it was kinda tough having a Christmas when families are repairing rooves and replacing the furnishing in their house. So, it’s kinda nice to get the Christmas spirit back for all these families in the local area.”
“It gives us a feeling of community and it helps us give back and feel better about the holidays. Giving back teaches us about leadership and being a great role model,” Traci Jordan and Diamond Hamilton said.
The toys will be handed over to local churches and businesses who will then distribute them to area families.