HOSA member Matthew Le receives a card to buy a gift for a child. All members are encouraged to buy gifts for as many children as they can. "I wanted to help give back to the community and give a child a toy they have always wanted," Le said.
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The drive began Nov. 11 and will run until Dec. 5. HOSA chooses 100 children in ages ranging from birth until seven years old to purchase two new gifts for.
“This drive is a great way to ensure children that typically go through the holidays with gifts are able to have a little joy from receiving two brand new toys,” HOSA President-Elect Krystal Chaidez said.
All members of HOSA are encouraged to pick up a card outside of room H122. Each card includes a child’s name along with their Christmas wish list.
“Getting volunteer hours is a cool incentive to motivate HOSA members to buy gifts for children. I’m hoping there will be no cards left on the wall and 200 hundred gifts in Mrs. Smith’s room by Dec. 5,” HOSA Historian Kelly Bui said.