FCA Saves the Day

Auston Gonzalez, Staff Writer

With holiday season festivities approaching, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes members have found spirit in a school-wide toy drive. The club has begun community efforts to provide gifts for children in foster care in Brevard County.

The annual Angel Tree Holiday Gift Drive for Children’s Home Society is underway until Dec. 8.  Students can make online donations, give a gift from the provided wish list or take specific gift requests from the office.

“I think it’s going to make a difference in the community,” Co-President Lauren Novak said. “I see different organizations that put on toy drives and it may seem like a small step, but if you can make a difference in just one person’s life it’s all worth it. When all the projects come together, it can make a really big change all around.”

Although the toy drive is relatively new, FCA Co-President Kyle Caudill said the event has been prosperous.

“The toy drive in recent years has been very successful and this year with FCA involved,” Caudill said. “I love doing the toy drive every year. It’s a great way to get the whole school ready for Christmas.”

Sophomore Alysa Taylor said she’s excited to be involved with the project.

“I think the toy drive is a really great idea and a good gesture to get people into the holiday spirit,” Taylor said. “It shows what the spirit of giving is all about. Hopefully I can participate in activities similar to the toy drive and help out my community.”