Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Dr. Glenda Garrett says her school was “touched by an angel” this morning—Mike Angel that is! She and her colleagues –who also work as “Santa’s helpers” this time of year– were delighted today when retired toy company representative Mike Angel, arrived at the campus with hundreds of toys to benefit some of the students at the school. School officials have created a makeshift Santa’s workshop as they gear up for Wednesday’s “Breakfast With Santa” scheduled for the schools’ Pre-school and Kindergarten students.
Dr. Garrett said the toys are sure to bring smiles when they’re distributed to the youngsters and their parents at a pancake breakfast with Santa December 16, from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. “We had this event planned and we were really challenged trying to make sure we had enough toys to fill the stockings we’d purchased. This kind-hearted donation was right on time and an answer to our prayers,” she added.
Mr. Angel, community activist Shahid Freeman, and Connie Berry, from the District’s Multicultural Education Department unloaded the toys with the help of several members of the school’s Safety Patrols earlier today. The retired toy representative has been gathering toys for holiday giveaways to underprivileged children for over 20 years. He relies heavily on the generosity of long time friends and members of the Indian Springs Country Club for the role he has played in facilitating the giveaway of toys, clothes, furniture, appliances, and more. throughout the years.
For more information about Wednesday’s Pancake Breakfast With Santa, contact Dr. Garrett at (561) 653-5100 or email Garretg@palmbeach.k12.fl.us
Roosevelt Elementary School Assistant Principal Sharonda Alleyne (far left) and toy benefactor Mike Angel (hugging student), and community activist Shahid Freeman (far right) pose with a load of toys, students, and Principal Glenda Garrett.
Roosevelt Elementary School Assistant Principal Sharonda Alleyne (far left) and Kindergarten teacher Shannon Mirabel (center), Mike Angel, and Principal, Glenda Garrett share the excitement of new toys with Roosevelt Elementary School students.