The Otsego High School National Honor Society annual Toy Drive was a great success this year! NHS organizes two weeks of giving to raise money to buy toys for children in the Otsego Christmas Basket Project.
This year, they had 148 children to buy for so it’s wonderful that students, staff, families and the community came through in a big way topping donations from recent years. They raised a total of $2726.45 and Meijer donated a $400 gift card for them to use while they shopped. Meijer also honors discounts so students went back in the store several times to be sure they spent all of the money.
There were several ways students raised money this year. They held a donation drive contest during 5th hour; they also sold secret santas for a treat for recipients. The santas were taped to lockers and appeared without anyone knowing. The marketing class also got involved selling secret singing telegrams; the students went around during 4th hour and lunch time surprising students with the tune chosen for them. It was a little embarrassing for a few moments, but a lot of fun for a good cause. NHS students also collected donations during sporting events and held their annual teacher auction which raised $966 alone. Winners of the teacher auction got to dress up their teacher however they wish on the last day of school.