Help a local student get their ‘winter wish’

Help a local student get their ‘winter wish’

Students at Delta High School are helping their classmates get their “winter wish” this holiday season, but they need help from the community.

The Winter Wishes program allows students to anonymously wish for the needs of their peers. The student club, We R Delta, along with Parents of Delta Students (PoDS) and Delta staff work with the community to fill the needs requested. This is the fifth year the school has run the campaign.

“Students feel like they’ve been seen and people are seeing the needs they have, and it makes them feel important and valued,” said Ashley Huntington, a senior at Delta High School and part of We R Delta. “Sometimes it’s just little things; I had a friend last year who cried because she got pencils.”

Wishes range from warm coats to grocery store gift cards. Last year, they were able to grant more than 150 wishes to local students.

If businesses or community members are interested in supporting Delta’s Winter Wishes program with a monetary donation, checks can be made to: Parents of Delta Students (PoDS). Donations can be mailed or dropped off at: Delta High School at 5801 Broadmoor Blvd. in Pasco.

To see a list of specific wishes requested this year, contact Heather Hoppe, Delta High School community engagement manager, at heather.hoppe@thedeltahighschool.com or Lisa Muir, Delta High School counselor, at lisa.muir@thedeltahighschool.com.