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Templeton students reach out with care to others

Templeton Middle School family and consumer arts (FACE) classes have been busy as they worked on various community service projects. FACE teacher Rebecca Tomsovic summarized their activities:

  • Hearts and Hands Across the Americas – Eighth grade FACE and Spanish students created 11 beautiful quilts that will be shipped to Bolivian orphanages in March. Students designed and drew their own quilt squares which were collected and sewn together in FACE classes. The public is invited to view the artwork and craftsmanship of the quilts that will be shown Jan. 9 – Feb. 9 in Templeton display cases and in the hallways.
  • Scholarships Abroad – As an extension of the Hearts and Hands Across the Americas project, FACE and Spanish classes raised money through a bake sale and donation. The money will be donated as scholarships to Bolivian orphans.
  • Blankets of Love – In an effort to bring their caring closer to home, students will donate 30 tie blankets to Community Memorial Hospital for children in long-term care. Parents and faculty donated the fleece used for the blankets that were cut and tied in eighth grade FACE class. A picture and letter was sewn to the blankets to let the children know that the blanket was made with love for them. They wished to give children who are having a tough time in the hospital something warm and soft to cheer them up and remind them that there are people who care about them.
  • Helping During the Holiday – Students will provide 30 holiday drawstring bags filled with small gifts to a local nursing home. An eighth grade FACE class made the bags out of holiday-themed material and filled them with Chapstick, hand lotion and playing cards – items that were donated by Tomsovic’s mother and grandmother. Students sewed the bags in class and wrote personal letters to include in each bag. Students recognize that the holidays can by a lonely time for the elderly, and wanted to bring some cheer to them with their sincere letters and holiday gift bags.