The annual McKinney ISD Christmas Basket Project went off without a hitch for the 11th year in a row on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Each year McKinney North High School’s Student Council organizes a fundraiser to provide as many Christmas dinners as possible to less fortunate families in the community. This year students from all three high schools focused attention to Albertson’s and Market Street by providing grocery lists to shoppers and asking them to buy food or give cash donations to support the cause.
After those donations are collected, whatever items are still needed are purchased from Walmart using money collected from previous fundraisers. In less than 15 minutes, students packaged approximately 750 dinners to be donated consisting of a turkey, roaster pan, aluminum foil, green beans, corn, butter, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie filling and pie crust. “It is a well oiled machine,” said Casie Homer, McKinney North High School Student Council Advisor, “it started out as just six baskets and now it has grown to 750.”
For more information on what you can do to help this cause please contact McKinney North Student Council here.