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Home | News | Borderland's Best | Video+Gallery: Great Khalid Foundation surprises students at Whitaker with gifts

Video+Gallery: Great Khalid Foundation surprises students at Whitaker with gifts

Christmas came early at Whitaker last week as elves from the Great Khalid Foundation surprised more than 400 students with gifts during a pep rally.

The entire student body ventured to the cafeteria just before the bell rang at the end of the day for the surprise visit from foundation and Khalid’s mother Linda Wolfe.

“We do this because we understand how special Christmas is to kids and that a lot of these kids won’t receive a gift,” Wolfe said. “We want to show our appreciate and love for El Paso.”

The foundation joined with Townsquare Media and Teacher’s Federal Credit Union to collect toys for the Christmas with Khalid Toy Drive.

“Not many schools get this opportunity, so it’s pretty exciting for our students,” said principal Antoinette Carpenter. “I want to thank the Great Khalid Foundation for selecting our school. We feel blessed and grateful for this opportunity.”

One by one each of the students lined up to receive their wrapped present from Wolfe and the Khalid foundation elves. They had direct orders not to peek or unwrap until all everyone had theirs.  And as the organizers’ counted to three, the unwrapping began with big smiles as students showed off their new toys.

“I’m excited and feel really special that the Khalid Foundation came to our school,” said student Avelina Fenstermacher. “I love Khalid. I love his music. I even went to one of his concerts. I really like him.”

Story by Reneé de Santos  |   Photos by Leonel Monroy   |   Video by Angel Dominguez – EPISD

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