A Christmas Tradition
Central Office Continues Holiday Tradition of Giving to Canutillo Families
Posted on 12/14/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Central Office Continues Holiday Tradition of Giving to Canutillo FamiliesAdministrators in the Canutillo Independent School District Central Office, with the help of a couple of allies, continued the Christmas tradition of adopting families in need from throughout the District and providing them with gifts, clothes and all the food necessary to have a wonderful holiday meal during the winter break.

The Adopt a Family Program was started nearly 10 years ago when District administrators decided that each Central Office department would raise funds among its employees to provide clothing, gifts and food for one family at each campus.

Since then, the program has been expanded to include additional families based on extreme need as determined by social workers and family engagement liaisons with the Canutillo Student Services Department.

This year, a total of 14 families were provided a turkey courtesy of the Blanco, Ordoñez, Mata & Wechsler Law Firm as well as sundries courtesy of CISD’s Student Services Department. Additionally, each child in the family received a full outfit and a Christmas gift from one of the different departments and partners in the CISD Central Office.

The participating departments include: Canutillo Safety & Security, Superintendent’s Office, Associate Superintendent’s Office, Special Education, Human Resources, Career & Technical Education, Child Nutrition Services, Instructional Technology, Curriculum & Instruction, Public Information Office, Internal Audit Office and Academic Language Services.

This year, several community partners joined the District in providing for the families. Those partners include Keep Vinton Beautiful, CISD Parent Christina Rodriguez and Dr. Monica Reyes and Family.

The receiving families were selected based on need as determined by the work of social workers with the school district. The families collected their donated items on Tuesday.

Have a wonderful Christmas, Canutillo!