A family in need of help this holiday season, is going to get a big surprise. Employees with Harlandale’s Gear Up program, the department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Communications Office teamed up to get the parents and their children everything on their Christmas wish list and then some.
Herlinda Pantoja-Urbina, Social Worker at Collier ES, was approached by the family for assistance. While their request was basic, employees went above and beyond to provide them with everything they asked and much more. Each family member received a stocking stuffed with goodies as well as bags of clothing, jackets, socks and shoes. Each child also got new bikes and safety helmets, books, blankets and toys. Two staff members even donated a turkey and ham so the family can have a nice dinner.