The holidays should be a joyful time for all youth. For some parents of Aspiranet’s Fusion Charter students, budgets are very tight not allowing for gifts to be purchased during the holidays. The teens from these homes were asked to understand family issues and often encouraged to celebrate their younger siblings' Christmas wishes when it comes to gifts. When Covenant Village and Turlock Irrigation District learned that this was a reality for our students, they were inspired to support a gift drive for Fusion Charter. The generosity of these two organizations brought our students great happiness and parents’ peace of mind for the holidays.
Students wrote gift wishes on tags which Covenant Village and TID placed on office Christmas trees. Employees selected tags and purchased gifts for 66 students including shoes, clothing and gift cards. The students were excited, grateful and surprised that strangers were kind enough to brighten their holidays. Special thank yous will be delivered to each organization, including thank you cards from the students.
Fusion Charter students and I deeply appreciative this act of kindness from Covenant Village and TID. Thank you for continuing to support the youth in our community, your generosity changed lives by creating happy holiday memories for our students.
— Siobhan Hanna, Fusion Charter principal