A teacher's wish turned into a dream holiday season

Smiling students with the gifts they received

Ms. Angela Priebe, a teacher at Dove Academy of Detroit, put a request out to her community for a pair of shoes for one of her students. The community responded to offer help – more than Ms. Priebe could ever have imagined. In response to her request, all 470 Dove Academy of Detroit students received a new pair of shoes for free from a gracious community member.

But the gifting didn’t stop there. Ms. Priebe knew that many of her students have Christmas lists that include things like a bike, a new basketball, a doll and more. Some students might never receive their Christmas wishes. So Ms. Priebe thought that maybe she could call on her generous community to help again. 

And they did! Firmly Rooted, a church in Oxford, The Lake Orion Village Police Department, Seniors Helping Seniors of Lake Orion, Northern Flooring and Interiors, SalonU, Hair Inn and Lucky’s Natural Foods bought and collected all the needs and wants of the students from Dove Academy throughout the months of November and December.

Each student filled out a notecard with their needs and Christmas wishes. These gifts have been sorted and were delivered by the community partners last Friday.

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