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Highland School continues holiday giving tradition

Friday, Dec. 6 | By hdellinger
Highland Middle School students and faculty deliver their donation to the Fauquier Community Food Bank.
Highland School recently raised funds and food support for the needy with two holiday charity programs.

The school donated 100 percent of its ticket sales from the Highland for the Holidays bazaar event. Ticket sales brought in $1,200, and the funds were divided equally and given to the Fauquier Family Shelter and the Fauquier free Clinic.

Highland School also raised support for the needy with its 2013 Thanksgiving Food Drive. The school collected a total of 3,325 pounds of food for the Fauquier Community Food Bank.

"We wouldn't even attempt to so this project with out volunteers like Highland," said the food bank manager, Roland Serrano in a press release.

Highland School Volunteers helped assemble more than 200 baskets of food. With the help of volunteers, the food bank was able to provide meals for 650 needy families in the community.

Highland School groups in each division of the school also held assemblies to raise awareness for hunger and poverty. Highland's Upper School heard from guest speakers David Pirtle and Resurrection Graves from the National Coalition for the Homeless Speakers Bureau. The speakers discussed experiences in becoming and overcoming homelessness.

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