Liberty High School students are Santa for a day

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (WDTV) -- Students from the Rise Club from Liberty High School in Clarksburg, arrived at WVU Children's Hospital with toys for kids of all ages on Dec. 4.

They divided into different groups and headed room to room to pass out the toys, I-Tunes cards and books.

Officials at the hospital say they're very happy that these students worked very hard to help the kids at the hospital and they even let them do this as a surprise.

"We do like a weekly calendar of different things that are going on, on special events and stuff," said Bridgette Ullery, child life coordinator at WVU Children's Hospital. "We just put on the calendar there's a special group visit. They necessarily do not know the group that's coming and that they have gifts."

The student club has been collecting donations for weeks. Their adviser says they were excited to meet with the kids and bring a smile to their faces on this holiday season.

"It's a really humbling experience," said Maria Morrison, teacher. "They're very much excited to meet kids around their age or even younger to see what life is like when you're sick and it's something really important, it's character building. It's a great life lesson to learn because this could easily be one of them."

The Rise Club a held dance as a fundraiser and asked for donations at their last home football game in order to help purchase those toys.