Douglas Elementary School hosted a Secret Santa Appreciation Breakfast, for members of the community that sponsored families in need of additional help this past holiday season.  A total of 28 families were served this year, which consisted of seventy-two children receiving items from their wish lists.  “The community has been awesome,” said Shonda Raiford, DES Guidance Counselor who spearheaded the event.

This was the third year the DES community provided a Secret Santa for many of our students.  Teachers identified families they thought might need a little extra help at Christmas time.

Sponsors provided such as items from each child’s wish list including toys and clothing. Turkeys and other food items were also provided for many of these families.

DES would like to thank the following for their support:


Deacons, Trustees and Senior choir at Science Hill Missionary Baptist Church; Mrs. Langford-Broadwater; Cooks Fellowship Hall;  Kennedi Foundation;  STHS Student Council and FBLA; Trenton Correctional Institute; Trenton UMC; Church of the Ridge; Mrs. Burton and Strong Tabernacle Pent. Church Family; Mrs. Oliphant and Rosa Spring Church Family; Nicholas Family; Mr. Hillary and Little Folks Daycare; Mrs. Langford; Mrs. Stover; Mr. Kelvin Butler; Mr. and Mrs. McWhite; Tom McCain; and the following DES Staff: Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Chinn, Mrs. C. Blocker (Mrs. Mae), Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Martin (Mrs. Jones), Mrs. Mark, Mrs. Hillary, Mr. Bowman, Ms. Streu (Mr. Kep Steiger), Ms. Goodwin, Mrs. Joplin, Ms. Petty, Mrs. Jacobs and Cafeteria Staff family (Mrs. Dandy, Mrs. Chick , Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Greene).