The students and staff of Veronica Connor Middle School have shown their generosity and compassion this holiday season by participating in numerous fundraisers.
One fundraiser was organized in an effort to raise money for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island. Students were asked to "Give Change to Make a Change." Several teachers participated in the fundraiser by placing containers in their rooms for students to drop their change in. The students raised $1,653.33. Classrooms that raised more than $300 each were Sarah Slaght's math classes and Deanna MacDougall's first-mod science class.
Faculty and staff have also worked together to donate several toys for the season. In addition to this, students have been bringing in canned goods and non-perishable items to donate. More than 3,000 items were brought in to help neighbors right here on Grand Island.
Many people also participated in Karen Grande's annual blanket-making drive. More than 50 blankets were assembled and will be donated to the Salvation Army. Students also wrote letters to Santa to show their support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Many students wrote heartfelt letters demonstrating their unselfish character. Almost 600 letters were written. Macy's department store will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter that was written.