Across North Hills School District, various students and student organizations and staff participated in service activities throughout the holiday season.
In total their donations – both financial and in-kind, to numerous charitable organizations totaled more than $20,000. Throughout Christmas week, we will highlight some of the charitable efforts of North Hills students and staff:
- North Hills Junior High seventh-grade students on Team Wind organized Operation Snowman and donated nearly 200 new winter hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for to the Washington Shelter in Washington.
- First-grade students in Carol Nelson’s class collected items for a gift basket, made cards and crafted a blanket for a classmate’s pen pal, who is battling childhood cancer.
- North Hills Junior High students made 25 blankets for Project Linus at UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
- North Hills Senior High’s Hands for Service Club organized an angel tree to benefit the children of John Heinz Child Development Center. A total of 29 children will receive five gifts each thanks to students’ generosity. Students also donated pajamas to children at Angel’s Place.
- West View Elementary sponsored a food drive to assist families from within the community who are in need this holiday season.
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