Leading up to winter break, several Williamsburg-James City County schools are energizing their students with a do-good holiday spirit.
D. J. Montague's 12 Days of Giving started Dec. 1. Each day through the 16th students are asked to bring a specific type of item to donate.
On Dec. 1 it was hats and mittens. Dec. 2 was sock day, and this week began five days of collecting food and hygiene products.
D. J. Montague's principal, Cathy Vazquez, says the school has organized a food drive for years around this time, but this year is its first try at 12 Days of Giving, identifying specific products each day.
"The kids bring something in that we designated are...