By Theresa Cashion
HIGHLANDS – The Share Your Christmas project provides new clothing for students in need in the three schools in Highlands. The idea was conceived 18 years ago by the Catholic Daughters organization at Saint Jude Church. For a project to serve over 150 students each year, it must have a lot of support of local churches, clubs, businesses and individuals.
The school counselors take time from their busy schedules to work up the list of eligible students and handle the parent contact. Sponsors purchase the clothing and oftentimes toys, gift wrap the items and deliver them to the school. The sponsors give to the students with a joyful and loving attitude. They are a group of which we are very proud and thankful.
This year sponsors are Catholic Daughters of Saint Judes, First Baptist Church of Highlands, ZXP Technologies, Tri-County Construction, Hill Construction, Highlands Rotary Club, LJ Engineering, Setco pipe, Horizons, Woodforest Bank, Dr. White’s office, St. Jude KC, Patsy Gersteman, Weston and Delene Cotton, Anne and Dwayne Cauthen, Jim and Paula Cashion, and Brett and Jessica Marshall. If you are interested in being part of this project, please contact any of the schools or Theresa Cashion, chairman.