McKean Students Set Up a Giving Tree

Posted on December 13, 2012, in Academics, Lancer Life

**Fundraiser Update: McKean Elementary School donated 127 items for The Giving Tree (49 hats, 8 scarves, and 70 gloves). These items will be evenly distributed to our two organizations in Erie County. These organizations are Project Hope for the Homeless and Community Shelter Services. Congrats to the students for their awesome work as they continue to raise the bar for General McLane students!!!**

The Autistic Support Classroom at McKean Elementary School hosted their First Inaugural Holiday Giving Tree. From December 3 until December 14, the class asked students and faculty to bring in a new hat, gloves or a scarf for any age or gender. All items were displayed on a tree in the cafeteria.

“As the holiday season approaches, what better way is there to show our students the art of giving,” said Autistic Support Teacher Kristen Ewings.

The Autistic Support classroom decided to do a project called the “Holiday Giving Tree” to help those who are less fortunate. According to Ewings, she is very pleased with the end result.

“The families and staff of McKean Elementary have shown that they truly care about others because we have seen such a positive response,” she said. “We have received many hats, gloves and scarves to donate to Community Shelter Services and Project Hope for the Homeless.”