An alternative high school raises funds for Toys for Tots
ANCHORAGE – The students at SAVE, Anchorage’s alternative high school, may be behind in school credits, but they’re ahead in efforts to give to others this Christmas.
They’re raising hundreds of dollars for Toys for Tots. More donations will come from these students than most schools in Anchorage.
What makes this toy drive really stand out is the sacrifice some make to contribute. Many have their own money problems and can’t afford to buy what they need, but still want to help.
“I know what it’s like out there,” said senior Crystal Peterson. “It’s really hard.”
Sometimes all they can give is loose change, but it makes a difference.
“It’s a way to get like karma flowing,” said senior Arjanil Ljena. “It just feels good to give and not receive anything back.”
SAVE is collecting cash and toys through Dec. 19. The school is inviting the public to help out with the cause by dropping off donations at its campus on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.