LAYTON (News4Utah) – A classroom of 10-year-olds turned their class Christmas party into a service opportunity.
Classroom mom MaShel West organized the drive; parents and children donated socks and gloves for the activity. The 4th graders wrote Christmas cards, then packed a present of socks and gloves for a child in need.
Their teacher Mrs. Young said this was the first year her class has done anything like this, but that she likes it so much it may become a tradition. She said, “I think its important for our students to know that they’ve been given a lot and they need to be grateful, and they also need to give. I think it helps them be more compassionate and understanding that there are children that need things during the holidays and just don’t have it.”
All of the gifts will be donated through the Road Home during their annual Media-thon.