Cheerleaders serve as Angels for the community


Gabi Botello

Jazlyn, Carys, Natalie, and Sydney have a great time shopping for the toys their angels requested.

Last Thursday, December 8th, 30 cheerleaders gathered together to do the “Angel Tree” for those less fortunate in our community. 

The Angel Tree program was hosted by Kinder Ranch Elementary School and helps provide Christmas gifts to those underprivileged during the holiday season. 

Each cheerleader was given a paper ornament that had the age, gender, and gift that their person was most hoping for. The ages ranged anywhere from 24 months to 17 years old, and the gifts ranged from a new pair of shoes to a new babydoll.

After getting their anonymous “angel,” the cheerleaders headed to Walmart together to purchase gifts and wrapping paper. 

Following the shopping spree, everyone came back to school to wrap the gifts, while listening to Christmas music and eating pizza in Mrs. Herrick’s classroom. The girls bonded over the happy feelings they felt giving back to those in need.

28 gifts were purchased, wrapped, and then taken to the elementary school the next morning.