Teacher Grant Provides Blankets for the Homeless

Teacher grants Vail

Ms. Carrie Moore, a teacher at Vail Elementary, used her Assistance League teacher grant to buy supplies so her 2nd graders could make blankets for the homeless.    Ms. Moore’s 2nd graders were busy working together to help others!  Ms. Moore’s purpose for this project was to promote teamwork in her classroom, and for her students to learn empathy for others.

The children and Ms. Moore had hoped to personally deliver the blankets to the homeless families. But Covid interfered.  So, the children gathered on the steps of the school and gave the blankets for delivery to Mandy Rayfield, LCAP Program Technician for  Homeless/Foster Youth for Temecula School District.

Ms. Moore‘s idea is that kids need to be cared for to learn. She has established a “Community Station“ at Vail Elementary School to assist low-income families who attend their school. Last year, the  Community Station put together Thanksgiving meals, Christmas gifts for students, and collected supplies/ hygiene kits/ backpacks/and food, for families whose children attend Vail Elementary.  And, like Assistance League, and other groups in our community, they accept donations of these items.

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