A Way to Give Back: Jingle Bell 5K

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Published on December 6, 2019 -

A Way to Give Back: Jingle Bell 5K

A group of D’Iberville High School students are planning to give back during their upcoming Christmas vacation.

A Way to Give Back: Jingle Bell 5K

Wrap your- presents and give you a t-shirt- for donating.

- - a group of d'iberville high - school students are planning to- give back during their upcoming- christmas vacation.

- while many high schoolers will- spend a majority of their - christmas holidays doing little- to nothing, - members of the d'iberville prid- club will host their second - annual jingle bell 5-k.

- - - - news 25's andrew scherer has th- story.- - when the dismissal bell - rang on wednesday, these- students didn't leave,- choosing instead to meet with - pride club, a group of- students hoping to better the - community they live in.

- eileen tran, president:"so what- we stand for is personal- responsibility in - developing excellence and what- we do is help provide to the- students to give- back to the school and the- community."

- that motivation to give back is- what sparked the pride club's - jingle bell 5-k, a run aimed at- - - - giving back by to the united wa- of south mississippi, feeding - america, and the mental - health association of south - mississippi.- riley blethen:"i think it's - important for the money to stay- local because when you- see people around your home les- fortunate you want to finds to- give back."

- hoping to spread the goodness - around, - president of the pride club - eileen tran tells news 25 they- plan to - donate somewhere new every year- tran:"we just don't want to put- just the money into one - - - - organization, we want to spread- out and help others in differen- needs."

- - - - while the united way of south - mississippi has assisted the- gulf coast for the past 26- years, they occasionally- come across something new...- such as a group of teenagers- who feel the need to give back.- leanna saucier, director of - resource development:"nobody's- telling them what to- do, no one's "volun-told" to do anything and so they come up- what they're going to - do, they get to choose who- they're going to help and we're- - - - really honored that they chose- the united way of south - mississippi as one of the - charities to benefit from the - jingle bell run this year!"

- the run takes place on saturday- december 21st at- 9 am at the north woolmarket- community center.

- you can visit the dhs pride - club's facebook page for more - information and a link to event- brite for sign-up!- in d'iberville, andrew

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