In partnership with the Aurora Chapter of the Salvation Army, the 5th Graders work to fulfill the wish of a gift for a child in need. White Eagle Families volunteer to sponsor a child to buy a holiday gift to make their season bright! Each year the Salvation Army provides over 1,500 gifts to needy children in Aurora and the surrounding area. White Eagle families alone generously supply over 300 gifts.
November 17, a Christmas tree will be set up at White Eagle School with tags as ornaments. Each tag has a child’s age, clothing size and toy request. White Eagle students who choose to participate in this project will select a tag(s) from the tree. The tag will be brought home with the student, a gift is then purchased by the participating family. The gift is brought back to December 7th and 8th. White Eagle community service volunteers will load all the gifts onto a truck December 9th to deliver all gifts collected to the Salvation Army in downtown Aurora. White Eagle students and parents alike have enjoyed this program for many years.