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CLHS donates 454 boxes of gifts to Christmas Bureau

Dec. 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — 454 boxes of gifts. 33 families. 84 children. 49 adults. 8 bikes. And one very special Christmas.

For decades, Concordia Lutheran High School has been gathering and donating gifts to the Christmas Bureau for children in need. This year, 133 individuals will benefit from the many donations from students, faculty and staff.

“We do this because we care about our community,” said Stacey Salisbury, CLHS teacher, who has run the fund drive at the high school for the past 14 years. “We do this as a way to be of service to others and to show God’s love.”

The students spent the morning wrapping and packaging gifts to be delivered to the families. A truck, filled nearly to the brim, was then packed up and taken to the Christmas Bureau.

“It’s so important for our students to learn service. Kindness is best experienced so that it can be reproduced,” Salisbury said.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at