season, Hillside Elementary School collected nearly $3,000
through their Giving Tree initiative to raise money for local
families in need. Students, families, teachers and staff all
donated to the Giving Tree. With each donation, a heart was
placed on the tree.
"Each heart on the Giving Tree is an example of how wonderful this community is," Principal Shireen Fasciglione said. "I am honored to serve as principal of such a caring school community."
The school received enough contributions to the Giving Tree to fulfill all of the wishes on their families' holiday wish lists. The surplus funds were used to purchase toys for the local Toys-for-Tot program.