By Krystal Hulet and Breann Hancock
Canyon View High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter, with the support of Hulet Plumbing, TJ Storage, Joann’s, Build-A-Bear, and many CVHS student groups (Talons, cheerleaders, swimming, cross country, student government and Special Education students), donated 50 teddy bears and 60 fleece blankets to the Iron County Family Support Center. Community leaders, the Iron County School Board and several individual sponsors were also integral parts of the drive.
These donations will be used by the Children’s Justice Center and the Iron County Foster Care System.
The CVHS FCCLA Chapter, along with their many supporters, cut and tied 60 fleece blankets. They also cut out 25 girl and 25 boy outfits for the bears to wear with donated fabric and jeans. Chapter members, family and friends put in over 200 hours to complete the project.
On December 13, the excited club members delivered the bears and blankets to the center with huge smiles on their faces. The bears and blankets will go to children who have been removed from their families and are in need of comfort.
One of the main purposes of FCCLA is to help support families and children in the community. Chapter members are challenged with figuring out new and creative ways to help in their communities, along with participating in other leadership activities. After much thought about helping children in their community, students came up with the idea to give comfort to children in foster care.
CVHS FCCLA greatly appreciates all of the help and support they received with their service project.
CAPTION: Members of the Canyon View High FCCLA show some of the donated bears they gave to the Children’s Justice Center and Iron County Foster Care System. Courtesy photo