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North Hills Students & Staff Show Holiday Spirit Through Charitable Giving

North Hills students and staff donated thousands of items and helped to raise thousands of dollars for those in need.

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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