Cannon School students wrap up the holidays

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 15, 2016

CONCORD — Last week, Cannon School students donated and wrapped 1,250 gifts for needy children at their yearly “Project Wrap-In.”

The service project calls on students to donate a gift for an underprivileged child, then bring it to school to be wrapped.

On Dec. 8, younger students were paired with older “buddies,” and did all the wrapping together in classrooms. Presents were then donated to charitable organizations, including Boys and Girls Club, Cabarrus Big Brothers and Sisters, Hospitality House of Charlotte, United Way, CCM, the Ronald McDonald House, Church of God Children’s Home and Hemby Children’s Hospital.

Representatives from these organizations were on hand for a festive all-school assembly, complete with performances by the school’s jazz band and dance troupe, as well as junior kindergarten students “wrapping” members of the varsity basketball team.