Haleyville Elementary invites community to join them to make Christmas brighter for nursing home residents

Haleyville Elementary School Student Council members are collecting donations to fill stockings for residents of Haleyville Health and Rehab. Shown from left, front row, student council officers Kam Bonner, public relations; Rylie Kate Johnson, president; Lydia Barnett, treasurer and Kamden Fuller, vice president. Shown back row are Elementary Principal Tammy Hatton, left, and Sharon Davis, one of the Student Council sponsors.

HALEYVILLE       - The student council at Haleyville Elementary School is about to make the lives of 45 residents at Haleyville Health & Rehab a little brighter, but they need the public’s help.
Student council members are working with Haleyville Middle School and the community, to collect specific items to fill stockings for HHR residents, which will be distributed to them on Thursday, Dec. 8, after school.  Wednesday, Nov. 30 is  the last day donations can be brought to the large, decorated box marked for Haleyville Health & Rehab located at the elementary school’s front desk.
Donations can be dropped off during from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Specific items being collected are puzzle books, lotions, toiletry items, soft chocolates, socks with grippers on the bottom for better traction, coloring books, crayons, door hangers, figurines and pencils.
“Any of those items help to entertain them, stimulate their brain for activities,” stated Elementary Principal Tammy Hatton.
“We felt like it brings us together with those that are in need,” Hatton added, “and it gives our students a sense of responsibility in giving to others.
“We talk about kindness every day,” Hatton continued. “This is just one token of kindness we want our children to understand and carry with them into their adult lives.”
Sharon Davis, one of three elementary student council faculty sponsors, noted the student council is about community service.
“It’s showing we’re thinking about them,” Davis said about the nursing home’s residents. “We want to involve the community in something we have not been able to really do in a while.”
“They may not have anyone who comes and sees them,” Davis said about the nursing home’s residents.



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