Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sharing Happiness and Cheer

In the days leading up to our Holiday Break, the giraffes were hard at work giving back to those in need. From cards, to gifts, to blankets, we were making sure everyone could find happiness and cheer this holiday season!

Project Linus

We put our new measuring skills to work in order to make tie fleece blankets and scarves to donate to Project Linus. Project Linus has donated over 5.7 million blankets in order to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are in need since 1995. "Blanketeers" have made all of these blankets by hand! We had so much fun becoming blanketeers ourselves and putting love and care into each inch of the blankets and scarves we created!

In order to make each of the blankets, we used yardsticks and rulers to cut the pieces of fleece to be the same size. Then, we cut each piece of fringe to be 4 inches long and tied each of the two pieces in a double knot to hold the blanket together. The two layers of fleece makes these blankets extra cozy! We made our blankets in all different sizes--some were great as "lovies" and others were great to keep warm!

Hey, what is he doing in there??

All together, we made 3 blankets and 10 scarves to donate to our local Project Linus chapter :) We hope our blankets bring lots of happiness to the children who receive them!

Cards for Safyre

We also learned of a little girl in need whose only wish for Christmas was to receive Christmas Cards. We sent along lots of cards from the Giraffe Class, and all together she has received hundreds of thousands of cards from all over the world! It will probably take her quite some time to get through all of those cards, but we hope each and every one brings her lots of joy.

Family Mission

We also worked together alongside Mrs. Healey's class to buy gifts for a local family in need. The Giraffes and The Owls bought gifts for a little girl as well as her family to ensure they had a happy holiday season!

Thank you to all of the giraffes and their families for the kindness and generosity you've shown to others this holiday season. I think each of your hearts grew three times in size, though they were already pretty big to begin with! I hope you know how much your kindness means to others, and you continue to show that kindness all year-round. Have the happiest of holidays, a wonderful vacation, and an amazing new year! 

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