Every holiday season Guadalupe School is the recipient of multiple acts of service, organized and executed by wonderful members of our Salt Lake community. This year has been no exception - book and school supplies donations have poured in, our youth and adult tutors have continued their invaluable volunteering even during this busy time of year, and several organizations have organized to collect needed items and bring them to the school (read about Discover Card's awesome Thanksgiving-time service). Most recently Guadalupe School's Early Learning and Charter students have enjoyed some charitable gifts in the form of warm, fuzzy hats and brand new pairs of shoes!
The American Heart Association generously chose Guadalupe School as one of the recipients of its campaign to distribute knitted hats - a huge contribution to Guadalupe families, as the weather gets colder, and some families struggle to afford all of the new, warm clothing necessary for their children. The American Heart Association stated, "[We are] thrilled to contribute hats to the Guadalupe school as part of [our] “Little Hats, Big Hearts” campaign. These hats have been hand knitted with love and kindness from many volunteers throughout the state of the Utah to help raise awareness of heart disease in children. They are all red in color to represent love and serve as a reminder of heart health. It is never too early to be Heart Healthy. What better way to share love and kindness than to provide Little Hats for Little Kiddos so that they can feel warm and loved as they play outside being active and healthy."
In order to help warm Guadalupe kids all the way from their heads to their toes, Utah First Credit Union followed with a gigantic donation of brand new pairs of shoes for each and every one of our 300 K-6 Charter School students. This amazing service is a multi-year tradition, that always gets students beyond excited in anticipation. Utah First distributes the shoes in an especially fun way, by gift wrapping each shoe box individually in holiday paper, so that students can receive their gifts and open them together! We are so grateful for Utah First Credit Union's ongoing partnership and support of our organization. They have become an impactful part of the holiday season here at Guadalupe.
We are so grateful for the generosity shown during the holiday season, and all year round! Guadalupe School families and individuals benefit greatly from the charity of their fellow community members, and are so appreciative. Click the following links if you would like to support, through a monetary donation, in-kind donation, or volunteerism. Thank you!