Middle school project helps homeless

photo of filled cupsFor the last eleven years students in Debi Shepherd-Wundrow’s sixth grade social studies classes have been making a difference in the lives of Madison homeless students.  This year students collected over one hundred and fifty Badger cups and filled them with personally designed friendship cards and bracelets.  Students also brought in school supplies, candy, hats, mittens, and toys to help fill these cups.  The activity has become intergenerational in recent years through a partnership with the DeForest Senior/Community Center.  Older adults continue to donated hand-knitted hats, mittens and scarves.   An older adult from California also sent several hand-knitted items.  Janie Koester, a transition education teacher for students at Lowell Elementary who will receive the gifts, says these special reminders of friendship make a huge difference in the lives of students. DeForest Middle School students do make a difference!

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