At Edwin J. Keist Elementary School on Friday, 100 students sat on the school’s gym floor, waiting patiently for wrapped gifts to be placed in front of them.
The occasion was a “Secret Snowman” event. Employees from SalesForce, a business management consulting firm, visited the school to deliver the donated gifts and watch the students open them. Gifts were purchased for the students based on their wish lists. Kiest counselor Keich Willis and teacher Kaitlyn Carlstrom coordinated the event on the school side.
After remarks from campus and SalesForce representatives, students counted down from 10 and then ripped open their packages. Amid the torn paper and open boxes, students found joy in receiving some of the toys, clothing and even snacks they’d asked for.