Puyallup High School's fifth annual Winter Wishes program concluded Friday, Dec. 20 and this year granted more than 900 wishes out of more than 1,100 wishes made.
The program, led by the Puyallup High School leadership class, relies completely on community donations and this year the class received $8,662.94 in in-kind and monetary donations.
"The goal is to connect with every student, no matter how small the wish," said Jamie Mooring, leadership class advisor. "We know that with each wish granted, we create a bond within our Viking family that will not be broken. Through this program we impact the lives of our students as well as strengthen our connection to our Viking community."
Many wishes were granted during the high school's alumni assembly. Wishes granted included an iPad to the school's special education program to help in communicating with non-verbal students; Christmas dinner to four deserving families; and more than $1,800 in grocery gift cards to 20 families in need.