Central High School students participate in Christmas is for Kids

CORINTH, Maine (WABI) - For over a decade, students at Central High School in Corinth have been helping kids and their families have a better Christmas.

This year is no exception as they donated hundreds of toys to Christmas is for Kids.

"This is like a lesson that you learn for life. You need this for your whole life. You have to give to get," said senior, Alyse Campbell.

In it's 15th year, students at Central High School are once again part of a program bigger than them all.

Each year, student groups sponsor 50 to 100 children to give a gift to.

"It feels good getting to know that we get to help so many people that wouldn't normally get a present underneath the tree," said senior, Dylan Ham.

"These four kids that are struggling and being able to give them something that they want or need for Christmas just to help them get better is really nice," said junior, Kaitlynn Bean.

Radio personalities Mike Elliot and Mike Dow also get in on the fun. They've been playing host for over a decade.

"We've watched freshmen graduate, go all the way through and graduate, and then a new class comes and then they graduate. It's just been a remarkable experience to witness. You'd think that for all the years that this program has been going on that the need would diminish some. It has not. It has become more and more demanding, and for whatever reason, there are more children in need this year than ever before," said Mike Elliot of Blueberry Broadcasting.

"Sophomores if you could bring your presents down please."

"We see it every year where students want to help people less fortunate and their families get behind it, and they help them, and you can see the results," said Mike Dow of Blueberry Broadcasting. "All the gifts under that tree for Christmas is for Kids warms your heart."

After the assembly, all the gifts were loaded up. From there, they will be handed out to families in need this holiday season. They're gifts that keep on giving.

"Merry Christmas!"

Donations are still needed.

If you would like to get involved and sponsor a child, you can head to: http://www.christmasisforkids.org/.