LCHS Toy Drive 2018

LCHS Holiday Toy Drive 2018
Posted on 11/13/2018

If you walk around Louisa County High School this holiday season, you may see LCHS business teacher James Stickley decked out in a Santa hat and a quickly growing beard to boot.


But he isn’t just looking like Santa Clause these days, he’s acting like him!


Stickley leads the 2018 Holiday Toy Drive out of his classroom at LCHS. From November 19th through November 30th, the school will be accepting donations of gently used toys and stuffed animals. Stickley has led the effort for several years at LCHS, and he’s hoping to find as much success as in previous years, when as many as 2,000 different items were donated!


“There have been times where we’ve run out of room to store the donations,” Stickley said. “It’s a good problem to have. This place basically turns into the North Pole.”


And if the classroom is the North Pole, Stickley’s business students do a great job filling the role as Santa’s helpers. Students have created dozens of posters to spread around school and the community. They also plan on creating a Twitter account to post photos of Santa as donations come in. 


That’s not all: the class that brings in the most donations wins a pizza party!


The effort helps Stickley’s students out in two very constructive ways.


“It teaches the kids how to promote an event of course, but also at the same time, it teaches them how to take care of their community and each other,” Stickley said.


And Stickley gets in on the act as well. Several days during the drive, he says he plans to break out his entire Santa Clause costume so he can greet students as they enter the school. 


“We try to make it fun for the kids and keep it lighthearted,” Stickley said. “But then when the toys roll in, it’s amazing.”


Anyone interested in donating can drop off new or gently used toys and stuffed animals at the LCHS Main Office during school hours from November 19th through November 30th. All donations will be distributed by The Santa Council of Louisa County.

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