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Helpers with Project Santa. CONTRIBUTED

A local school’s gift drive is seeking help from the community as the holiday season kicks into full gear. 

Plantation Key School’s Project Santa celebrates the winter holiday traditions and cultures and sets out on a mission to provide gifts to students. It’s a collaboration among teachers and staff, administrators, parents, community members, local businesses, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and local foundations. Each year, dozens of volunteers gather to bring Project Santa to life. 

Last year, 125 students were served in the Keys community through Project Santa. Those wishing to help this season have three options. Helpers can adopt a student or family of the student (wishlists for the students are provided). Gift card donations from Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, CVS, Walgreens and Amazon are also accepted, or people can donate a gift. Art supplies, sports equipment, Legos, dolls and remote control cars and board games are among the popular gift items. 

Wednesday, Dec. 13 is the deadline for gift dropoff. More information is available from Rachael Britton, PKS counselor, at 305-853-3281 extension 58325 or via email to [email protected].