Pine Valley Giving Tree helped out at holidays

Submitted Photo Pictured are participants in Pine Valley’s annual Giving Tree event which helps local communities.

SOUTH DAYTON — The holiday season once again found the teachers and staff at Pine Valley Central School leaping into the spirit of giving.

For about seven years, the members of the Pine Valley Teachers Association and the Civil Service Employees Association have continued the tradition of giving to the local communities of South Dayton, Cherry Creek, Leon, Cattaraugus, and Ellington.

The annual Giving Tree program this year provided assistance to 12 district families through the generous donations of gifts, clothes, a Christmas tree, and personal care and home necessity packages for the families. The VetsHERD program also assisted in putting together the packages, as well as some community members who wanted to give back.

The Student Council assisted by wrapping the presents for the children. So many people in the community came together to make sure these children had a bright holiday.

Pine Valley employees are honored to serve the students of this district each day and were more than happy to lend a helping hand to district families at this busy and sometimes stressful time of year. The old adage that “the smaller a town is, the tighter knit the community becomes” holds true in the “Valley” where the holiday spirit is vibrant and alive.

The PVTA and CSEA continuously come together to assist in local benefits such as the annual Giving Tree, as well as assisting the local food pantries with donations, and participating in local Breast Cancer walks.