Elwood Mitten Drive
By Alison DeMaria
Throughout the month of December, Elwood Middle School students learned the value of giving back by working together to make the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate. Students throughout the district took part in the annual mitten tree drive, sponsored by the school’s student council, in which they decorated a tree with mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. This year, the initiative was expanded to include clothing items for infants. The collections were then donated to local shelters.
“It is important to give back,” said eighth-grade student council president Katie Kaplan. “These are the basics that we take for granted. There are people who don’t have these things at all.”
Photo above: Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade members of Elwood Middle School’s student council.