Blankets of Love

UP students participate in 'Blankets of Love'
Posted on 03/09/2018
Event provides blankets to those in needA group of educators from the Victor Elementary Teachers Association recently teamed up with Victor Valley Union High School District students to help the less fortunate in the High Desert.

The VETA Community Outreach Committee held its Blankets of Love charity event last week, with Victor Elementary School District teachers and
University Preparatory School students donating their time to make custom blankets for local homeless shelters.

“It was a (California Teachers Association) event that was introduced to me, and I thought we could do the same thing here in the High Desert,” said Greg Galvez, a teacher, VETA member and organizer of the event. “We have three different homeless shelters that the blankets are going to go to.”

In one afternoon, volunteers made 72 blankets that were delivered to the shelters. One VETA member, Jillene Kelly, couldn’t make it to the event but personally made and donated five blankets.

The teachers got some help from approximately 30 UP students, many of whom are students of Dr. Gary Elder, who is also a board member for VESD. One of the participating VESD teachers, Penny Edmiston, is also a Victor Valley Union High School District board member.

“We’ve found out that there’s a huge need for blankets (at homeless shelters),” said Edmiston. “I am so proud of (the UP students), and I’d like to tell them thank you for helping our community.”
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