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The EC student government recently partnered with Lighthouse of Oakland County to adopt four local families for Christmas. The “Giving Tree” campaign is a student-led initiative that asks for donations from their peers to provide basic family items such as sheets, towels, cleaning supplies, warm winter clothing, and gifts for each family’s children. For the second year in a row, our high school students were so enthusiastic in their promotion of the campaign and determined to provide a beautiful Christmas for these families that they collected a total of $1,615! Members of student government were able to buy every item on the families’ wish lists. The additional money collected was used to provide gift cards for other needed items. Everest is proud of our students for their generosity, and we will continue to keep these families in our prayers this Advent and Christmas season.