Returning for the fourth year is the National Honor Society (NHS) sponsored drive, Hope for the Holidays; a drive that raises money to buy presents for underprivileged families in the school and community during the holiday season. The fundraiser is set to take place Thursday, Nov. 1 through Friday, Nov. 30.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 25, NHS members came together to begin prepping for the drive by cutting out and organizing the memorable Christmas tree decorative slips of paper and by making festive posters to spread the word. Following the conclusion of the drive, members will get together once again for a “wrapping party” where presents, purchased from a provided, counselor approved wishlist, will be wrapped and delivered to the participating families.

Each year, the English classes have a competition to see who can raise the most money, with some teachers even offering incentives such as an ice cream or pizza party to encourage students to donate.

Timber Creek has consistently succeeded in raising more and more funds each year, and this year is no different. Raising $10,030 in the 2017 drive, NHS officers have set a goal of $15,000 this year.

“It’s an amazing way to not only give to others but also to have a positive impact and to take care of each other at TCHS,” NHS Vice President Karson Gopffarth explained.