HGMS students make Christmas brighter

Monday, December 18, 2017 0 Comments

Two students at Hialeah Gardens Middle School, Kiara Llaugert and Gabriela Faedo, are making the Christmas brighter for those who are in need.

Kiara Llaugert is an 8th-grade student and president of the DFYIT Club (Peer Counselors). For the past 2 years she has rallied the school to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project she took on as her own. She registered, bought 100 boxes and most of the supplies herself, and packed all 100 boxes making sure every child will be happy. 

The outpouring of help from the school student body was overwhelming. The 100 boxes were filled in no time. Kiara with the help of her Mother Nelva, then transported the 100 boxes to a local church where she negotiated a deal for the church to pay for the shipping cost. These boxes are shipped throughout the world to the most needed children out there. 

Kiara was named Do The Right Thing Top winner for the month of November 2016 and won a trip to Washington DC which she just went on last month.

Gabriela Faedo is an 8th-grade student where is vice president of the DFYIT Club (Peer Counselors). For the past two years, she  presented to DFYIT a project to help the children living in The Village South whose parents are currently in recovery. Gaby recruited 20 peer counselors to adopt a child. Each member bought the child a toy, blanket and an outfit suited to their age. 

In December, the peer counselors went to the daycare center bearing Christmas gifts for all of the children currently living there and were able to spend the day playing with the children. This has been one of the most powerful hands-on community service event that the group has participated in. 

Gabie was named Do The Right Thing Top winner for the month of January 2017 and won a trip to Washington DC which she just went on last month.

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