November 19, 2019 Achievements

Sioux City West students help prepare for National Adoption Day

Sioux City West Students help prepare for National Adoption Day. Photo by Travis Hoffer KTIV.

This Saturday, in Sioux City, two dozen kids will find their “forever families” during National Adoption Day.

Monday, some local high school students prepared for Saturday’s celebration.

Members of the West High School Student Council helped put together “Love Bags” that will be given out to the adoptive families on Saturday.

The students help raise the funds, buy the gifts, and then they prepared the bags.

Organizers point out that the generosity of Siouxlanders helps propel the success of activities where citizens give back.

“These students have taken the liberty to raise funds to help create these “Love Bags” that we are giving to the adoptive children and families. And it’s an opportunity for them to give back and it’s so much appreciated to be able to partner with the youth in our community.” said Treyla Lee, Dave Thomas Foundation.

Some students look forward to this event, and say it’s rewarding to take part.

“We thrive off of giving back to the community. That’s what Student Council stands for. I think it’s important for everyone to know that. And to be involved in their community and volunteer as much as they can.” said Cassidy Lutz, Senior West High Student Council.

25 kids will officially join their adoptive families on Saturday.

The ceremony and celebration at the Woodbury County Courthouse is open to the public, and begins at 10am.

View the full coverage by Travis Hoffer on KTIV.