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Sharing Joy at Moline High School

Moline High School
Wednesday's donut eating contest at Moline High School

It's the season of giving and eating donuts. Wednesday morning, Moline High School kicked off its Annual Share Joys Campaign with a Donut-Eating Contest. 

It kicked off a week of fundraising with raffles, food sales, and other events. 

Allison Ryser, Chair of the Counseling Department, says the Moline high school students are very involved in fundraising and love it. 

"It makes their Christmas. They learn to care more about what they're giving rather than recieving. And it helps them to be community servants. Many times after Share Joys is all over, they come to me when we come back from holiday break asking what the next thing is going to be that they can do to help others. So, for our community it means a lot."

The campaign has been going on for 70 years. This year's goal is to raise $40,000 and help buy new clothes for about 300 students. 

"We have heart-warming thank you notes every year from the families kind of letting us know what it meant to them to receive the clothing for their children. Many of them would have been unable to buy Christmas presents for their families, children, and students, so they're very grateful.

The deadline to donate to Share Joys is Friday, December 7th. Checks can be sent to Allison Ryser at Moline High School.