Students of Pioneer Elementary School donate teddy bears as a part of their Teddy Bear Drive in December to decorate the tree at Elmcroft Senior Living. The bears will later be donated to Virginia’s House.
Susie Clack (Virginia’s House), Lee Allen Hunnewell, Leslie Kielberg, Eddit Kielberg and Susie Hamilton Carpenter stand with toys donated by the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #668 to Virginia’s House Dec. 17.
Leader photo by Mike Williams
Giving back: Community contributes to Virginia’s House during holiday
Three community groups have planned to give back to Virginia’s House during this holiday season. The groups which contributed in different ways were the students of Woodland Elementary School who partnered with Elmcroft Senior Living center, Young County Toys for Tots and Order of the Eastern Star #668.
Virginia’s House is a child advocacy center which seeks to meet the needs of abused, neglected and traumatized children through prevention, advocacy and support programs. The center is an umbrella organization which encompasses the Court Appointed Special Advocate program locally, area school mentor programs and other services through both their Graham office and in Breckenridge through Dr. Goodall’s House.
The students of Woodland Elementary School partnered with Elmcroft Senior Living center in Graham to give back to Virginia’s House during the holiday season last Friday. Elmcroft Senior Living and Woodland Elementary School students partnered to host a Teddy Bear Drive for the child advocacy center.
For the rest of the story, see the Dec. 26 edition of The Graham Leader.