Charitable activities are abounding in Granite School District. In every school there are students, teachers, staff members, and volunteers who are devoting time and resources to helping those in need.
Here are just a few stories from the past week:
Care packages for Utah Army National Guard
Carol Skousen’s 3rd/4th grade split class at Twin Peaks Elementary has been hard at work collecting items for a unit of the Utah Army National Guard currently serving in Afghanistan.
A father of one of Carol’s students serves in the unit, and she thought the project would be a terrific opportunity to teach her class about service, patriotism, and building a classroom community.
“I am overwhelmed at the response of donated items,” Carol said.
Each of her students also made cards with personal letters to be sent with the items. If all goes well, the packages will be delivered in time for the holiday season.
Fleece blankets for Huntsman Cancer Institute
In a show of support for a fellow staff member whose husband was diagnosed with cancer, Rebecca Monson’s third grade class tied fleece blankets to be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
The blankets are provided to every cancer patient at the Institute, which has had a shortage of blankets since early spring.
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