Cannon School students donate, wrap gifts for needy children

  • Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 6:53 a.m.

CONCORD — Staying true to Cannon School’s six core values of courage, teamwork, respect, integrity, passion and kindness, students are committed to making a difference with their choices and actions.

Cannon students recently mobilized to give underprivileged children in the Concord and Lake Norman areas, as well as Romania, a holiday season to remember.

Cannon students ages 4 to 18 donated more than 910 new, unused gifts for needy children of their own ages and genders during the school’s annual Project Wrap-In community service project.

Younger students paired with older “buddies” did all the wrapping in classrooms and gave the presents to five charitable organizations that provide underprivileged children with presents for the holidays.

Representatives from Ada Jenkins Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Church of God Children’s Home and Angels in Need were present to receive the gifts during a festive all-school assembly, complete with performances by the school’s jazz band and dance troupes.

Project Wrap-In began five years ago as a small community service project envisioned by Bethany Corbin, a 2008 Cannon alumna, and has grown into an event that students look forward to every December.

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