USD 232 Staff joined local community organizations to help with this year’s Operation Christmas. A total of 77 families with 193 kids were "adopted" by different schools, businesses and organizations within USD 232. The donated gifts of toys, clothing, household essentials, and other items were then gathered at the USD 232 Administrative Offices for each family to pick up. District staff and students help load these items for each adopted family in time for the holidays.
Operation Christmas was started in 2013 by a small group of teachers to assist district families that could use some help in providing a holiday celebration for their families. The first year, their efforts assisted 50 families in USD 232. The need has grown over the years and, with it, the support of our district community. Operation Christmas has helped 443 families and 1076 children since starting eleven years ago.