Sponsors needed to make Christmas brighter for Waco ISD students

Posted: 8:07 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-17 02:36:15Z
Sponsors needed to make Christmas brighter for Waco ISD students

The University High School soccer team and JROTC are joining forces to brighten up Christmas for hundreds of children in the district.

Through a Make A Wish Come True, students in need from Bell's Hill Elementary, South Waco Elementary, Kendrick Elementary, Alta Vista Elementary and Cesar Chavez Middle School wrote a letter saying what they would do with $100.

University High School Soccer Coach Mike Chapman said this year they are hoping to fulfill the dreams of 240 children.

"That's our goal is we want to come out and help them have a good Christmas and give them hope," Chapman said. 

First Sergeant Leonard Montelongo Jr., a senior Army instructor, said children are not asking for gifts for themselves. 

"They are asking for things necessities to live by, I need a pair of socks for my little sister because they have holes in them. My sister needs blankets, or my family needs blankets. They're asking things for themselves but things for their family," Montelongo said. 

Sponsors are needed to make it possible to buy the gifts for the kids. 

The deadline to sign up is Dec. 4. If you are interested in participating, you can call Chapman at 254-744-4533 or email .

You can also call Leonard Montelongo Jr. at 254-498-3944 or email 

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