Scottsdale students deliver holiday joy at Phoenix elementary school

For over 25 years students from Saguaro High School have been participating in the Holiday Buddy program at David Crockett Elementary,  located in inner-city Phoenix on 36th and Van Buren streets.

The Saguaro choir, orchestra and student government students will be sponsoring over 200 children in the first and third grades as well as the school’s special needs area with a holiday gift and party on Friday, Dec. 7, according to a press release. 

During the event, the Saguaro students make connections with the students at David Crockett Elementary by reading stories to them while they enjoy their holiday treats and playing with the new toys the students receive.

The day concludes with the choir singing carols to the entire school and volunteering in the David Crockett Elementary courtyard.

The Saguaro students always enjoy this program, because it allows them to make a difference in another child’s life, the press release stated.

“The thank you notes they receive from the David Crockett students are precious and help our SUSD kids understand the importance of giving back.  It is one of the most meaningful events we participate in at Saguaro,” Saguaro High School Vocal Music and Music History Teacher, GayLin Tutnick said.

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