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Blankets for Buddies

School NewsGreg Higgins
New blankets were recently donated to the ‘Blanket Buddies’ drop-off box at Higgins Elementary.  Students in the Gifted and Talented program see daily the difference they are making as the box fills up with child blankets they will donate to the Children’s Advocacy Center.  Project initiators from left are Quin Bills, David Pena, William Trenchard, Colston Fendley, Kelsey Jackson, GT instructor Sonja Carter, Dane Dillen, Jackson Jones, Brayden Hammer, Ansley Fisher, and Colt Fendley.  Not shown is Gavin Lassiter.

New blankets were recently donated to the ‘Blanket Buddies’ drop-off box at Higgins Elementary.  Students in the Gifted and Talented program see daily the difference they are making as the box fills up with child blankets they will donate to the Children’s Advocacy Center.  Project initiators from left are Quin Bills, David Pena, William Trenchard, Colston Fendley, Kelsey Jackson, GT instructor Sonja Carter, Dane Dillen, Jackson Jones, Brayden Hammer, Ansley Fisher, and Colt Fendley.  Not shown is Gavin Lassiter.

North Lamar Gifted and Talented students at Higgins Elementary have taken on a community service project to help children in need. 

New, child-sized blankets are being collected for the Children’s Advocacy Center’s Rainbow Room.  A ‘Blanket Buddy’ will be given to any child who needs comforting.

The students have been busy getting the word out about their project.  Flyers have been emailed to family and friends and a public service announcement was recorded when the students visited radio station K95.5.

Collection of the blankets will go through Friday, February 20.  Anyone wishing to contribute may drop off a new blanket in the ‘Blanket Buddies’ drop off box in the foyer of Higgins Elementary.