ROSCOMMON COUNTY – It looked a lot like Christmas with the “Kids Helping Kids Christmas Program” being a huge success this year!
The program is a collaborative effort organized, and funded in part, by the ACT NOW Kids Helping Kids Committee of Roscommon County. The project helps deliver gifts and gift cards to children and their foster care families in Roscommon County.
Students from Charlton Heston Academy, Houghton Lake High School and Roscommon High School, representing Houghton Lake Rotary Interact Club, Roscommon Rotary Interact Club, and the Roscommon County Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council to provide the helping hands for the Christmas Program.
The shopping was held Nov. 29 and Dec. 9 at the Houghton Lake Walmart Store. The student volunteers met with the program coordinator Jody Perkola, Roscommon & Ogemaw County Department of Human Health Services, and adult chaperones to assist with the shopping event where they shopped for gifts purchased from grants from the Houghton Lake and Roscommon Rotary and Rotary Interact Clubs and a RCCF Donor Advised Fund.
The students met at the Gerrish Township Police Department later to wrap the gifts. The Roscommon County Department of Human Health Services will deliver the gifts and gift cards to the children and their foster families to help make Christmas special this year.