Student Project “Splat” collects money for blankets, works with Backpack Ministries

By Alexandra Cannon, Staff Writer

As winter approaches, nothing warms our hearts more than kids who think of others and go out of their way to help those in need. Fifth graders Sofia Jimenez and Gayla Garcia are collecting money to buy blankets for economically disadvantaged kids in this area just in time to boost their holiday spirits!

“We decided to donate clothes because my mom said everybody in the world doesn’t have clothes or whatever they need, and sometimes there are kids running in the streets that are naked or something,” Sofia Jimenez said. “I said ‘I would like to help them’ and my mom said ‘maybe one day you could donate to them’. So me and Gayla decided to donate blankets to them because winter is coming soon. We decided to name it Splat because it's a cool name and kind of combines with art.”

Mrs. Crala Pringle paired the girls up based on a compatibility quiz all her students took during Power Hour and the kids were encouraged to come up with an original project to work on together. Mrs. Pringle was touched by the selfless idea the girls came up with.

“How awesome for such big dreams to come out of such little girls with giving hearts!” said Pringle.

This blanket drive, the Splat project, is going to be carried out to completion with the help of Backpack Ministries.

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