Puyallup High School leadership class grants more than 900 wishes

Charity: More than $8,000 in in-kind and monetary donations were received

Herald news servicesJanuary 8, 2014 

Puyallup High School’s 2013 leadership class, advised by Jamie Mooring, granted more than 900 winter wishes.

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Puyallup High School’s fifth annual Winter Wishes program granted more than 900 wishes last month.

The program, led by the Puyallup High School leadership class, relies on community donations. It received $8,662.94 before it concluded Dec. 20. More than 1,100 wishes were made.

“The goal is to connect with every student, no matter how small the wish,” said Jamie Mooring, the leadership class adviser. “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 school’s alumni assembly. Some included an iPad to the school’s special education program to help communicate with non-verbal students; Christmas dinner to four families; and more than $1,800 in grocery gift cards to 20 families in need.

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