Homer 33C students raise money for American Heart Association

 News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Feb. 8, 2017

Goodings Grove fourth-graders are having fun raising money for the American Heart Association by purchasing kits to make “heart scarves.”


Students put their heart into craft project

Raise money for American Heart Association

Goodings Grove fourth-graders are showing their support for the American Heart Association this week by making scarves from heart-shaped pieces of cloth.

“Who wants to look chic?” Principal Ann Christie asked a group of students as they unpacked their kits of pre-cut fleece.

“Then let’s get moving,” she replied, after receiving an enthusiastic response.

Students were given an opportunity to purchase the kits for $5. Each kit was assembled by a team of teachers, staff members, bus drivers and parents who cut, counted and organized the uniform pieces of fleece from yards of fabric purchased by Christie.

The kits were labeled with clever names, such as “Sunny Days Ahead” (for a kit of yellow and orange fabric), “Bumble Bee” (for a kit with yellow and black cloth) and “Can You Bear It” (for a kit containing Chicago’s famous orange and blue).

Proceeds from the kit sales will benefit the American Heart Association.

Last year, the school raised more than $11,000 for the organization through a variety of activities. This year, they hope to raise even more.

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