Browning and Heart Butte students holiday shop for people in their communities

Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 17:54:43-05

BROWNING – High school seniors from the Blackfeet Nation were in Great Falls Sunday to do some holiday shopping for people in need.

Seniors from Browning High School have been a part of the holiday project for 18 years.

The students spend the school year raising money to buy food, clothing, and toys for families in need of financial help.

This is the first year that seniors from Heart Butte High School also joined the project.

Browning senior Sequoyah Osborne said this year the program is helping 64 families and 240 children.

It’s a big effort, but students believe it is well worth the work.

“It just kind of warms your heart and you get to give back to your community and spend time with your classmates too,” said Osborne.

On Sunday night, students will work to wrap all the gifts and on Monday morning, they will start delivering them.

For some students, it is the reaction from the families that is the most rewarding.

“My favorite is in the end when you go give them the presents and the smiles on their faces, it’s just cute,” said Heart Butte Senior Taysia Andrews.

The students did their holiday shopping at Ross Dress for Less, Shopko, and Walmart.

-Reported by Joe Huisinga/MTN News