JHS Donates to Love PACT Program

Jamestown High School students in Mike Tuccio’s social studies classes held their sixth annual PACT Holiday Drive. Mr. Tuccio’s classes have raised about $4,500 worth of new clothes, toys, books and games for the PACT Program over the years. 

“I can’t thank enough the students, Mr. Tuccio, and all those involved for this generous expression of holiday spirit and the true meaning of the season,” said Debbie Yahn, PACT Family Literacy Supervisor. “Speaking for all of us who are a part of the PACT program, we are touched that Mr. Tuccio and his class, along with the assistance of our community have made this a tradition and still find the time to devote themselves to this project during the flurry of festivities and obligations that consume us during this time of the year! It is wonderful to see the Mr. Tuccio instill values that are sometimes lost in the hustle and bustle of today’s world.”

The PACT program has 28 families. Parents attend school at least one day a week. They have an opportunity to go into the classroom and see what their child is learning and how to work with their child at home. A former PACT student said of the donation, “This is one of the best things I’ve been involved in. PACT is a great organization and I know how hard they work with children and families. Anyway we can make a difference is great, especially this time of year.”

Mr. Tuccio began the drive when he taught Government classes but increased the participation to all of his classes in recent years.

“It started as something to help out the community, and I suggested PACT because I knew Debbie and know how important the program is to the community. We are so lucky that all my classes help and the staff is always generous with their donations,” said Mr. Tuccio.

posted on 12/23/2014 - filed under: Community, JHS, Spotlight, Staff, Students