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Hornedo Students help out El Paso Children in Need

Hornedo Middle School students and volunteers throughout the nation opened their hearts and pocketbooks on National Make a Difference Day to help those in need.

The Hornedo Student Council banded together to make 30 tote bags filled stuffed animals, crayon, coloring books, blankets and toiletries for children at the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home.

“We came up with the project after we heard that when children show up at the home, it is usually with their belongings in a trash bag and that is if they have belongings at all,” StuCo president Eleanor Schoenbrun said.

news2_2577_mIt took two months for the students at Hornedo to plan and get all the supplies needed to make the bags. The students ordered bags from the non-profit organization Together We Rise.

“Through a $500 grant from generationOn, we were able to contribute to No Excuses University and get all the things we needed for the bags,” Schoenbrun said.

Teacher and StuCo sponsor Bobbi Wilts was proud to see his students spearhead such a great project and learn the importance of helping others.

“It was very heartwarming,” Wilts said. “It really taught the students sensitivity to the community’s needs.”

The students enjoyed giving back and being able to make a difference in the lives of other children.

“I feel it is important that as the next generation and leaders of our school, we help those less fortunate than us,” Schoenbrun said. “I always have implored that even the smallest person can make the biggest difference.”

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