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Sage Canyon School helps to make the season bright

On Dec. 2, the front of Sage Canyon Elementary School was decked out with holiday trees. The trees were more than just festive décor — on each hung angel, snowflake and stocking ornaments with wishes listed on the back. Before and after school, the Sage Canyon community picked out wishes to grant and families to support through its annual Giving Tree event, organized by Teresa Miller.

The Giving Tree gifts will go to five San Diego charities: The Friends of Scott Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Holiday Adopt a Child, the Armed Services YMCA Secret Santa, Rady Children’s Hospital Cancer Center and Toussaint Academy San Diego, a group home for homeless youth.

Ocean Air Elementary School and Torrey Hills Elementary School families were also invited to participate in the holiday drive. Miller said it really is a community event and her goal is to get as many schools involved as possible every year.

Photos by Karen Billing.