GCS Gift of Giving Teams Announced
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Four Seasons Town Centre is once again working with GCS to support service learning during the holidays. The 15 classrooms or student groups participating in this year's Gift of Giving program were recognized at a special ceremony Thursday. Gift of Giving provides $300 grants for students to create service projects that help others in the community. The student groups will be conducting their projects through Dec. 21.

Student groups will be completing the following service projects this year:

  • Northern Elementary - Adopt five families that have been affected by the economic downturn.
  • Aycock Middle - Read "A Christmas Carol" and apply it in the community by making no-sew fleece for children who are in need of comfort. Write an essay evaluating the experience.
  • Northeast High - Visit Gateway Education Center and play games, read books and interact with the students.
  • Southwest Elementary - Purchase socks for the Gift of Warmth through Shoes That Fit.
  • Northwest Middle - Donate new shoes to needy families at Doris Henderson Newcomers School.
  • Penn-Griffin School for the Arts - Collect items for Burmese refugee families. Work with local families to learn more about Burmese refugees and educate students, teachers and parents about their history.
  • Welborn Academy of Science and Technology - Create Beads of Love necklaces, bracelets and key chains for children who deal with drugs, alcohol and substance abuse in their community.
  • Dudley High - Learn about the Great Depression while volunteering at the Urban Ministry. Purchase gift cards for Dudley High homeless families.
  • Smith High - Invite teen parents to learn skills of effective parenting. Activities will consist of arts and crafts, projects, pictures and toys for children.
  • Sedgefield Elementary - Work with Pathway Shelter, a local church and PTA to purchase blankets for families at the shelters.
  • Kiser Middle - Donate blankets and diapers to Pathways and Salvation Army families and donate books and educational toys to the Center of Hope.
  • Weaver Academy - Take free holiday photos for families at Jones Elementary.
  • Triangle Lake Montessori - Increase reading by coordinating a book exchange program between the school and the Boys and Girls Club of High Point.
  • Erwin Montessori - Provide backpacks to the local homeless shelter with non-perishables, toiletries and blankets.
  • Southeast Middle - Purchase office equipment for Urban Ministry. Prepare survival kits that will be donated to local churches for homeless families. Seed money for the adoption of a child with World Vision.

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