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Cards for Kids: A Christmas Service Project

The Tully 7th graders participated in a service project called "Cards for Kids" this past week, making cards for people who have lost loved ones to gun violence in recent mass shootings. It began when a SUNY Oswego faculty member saw the need for kindness during difficult times. She now collects cards from friends, family members, and perfect strangers to send to the victims' families. The cards are meant to be positive holiday cards, not sympathy in nature. Mrs. Derdzinski, Tully's 7th grade English teacher, read an article on CNY Central and became insprired to participate in the service project, in which her students shared the enthusiasm. The service project brought about classroom discussion about society and how gun violence affects more than just the victims, but their families, friends, and community members. Mrs. Derdzinski believes that with the positive feedback and seeing how strongly her students felt, this will be a service project that she continues in the years to come. In all, 40 plus cards were sent. While the deadline has passed for this year's card giving, people can always put it on their "to-do" list for next holiday season. 

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Tully Central School District
Robert J. Hughes, Superintendent
20 State Street, Tully, NY 13159
315-696-6200
www.tullyschools.org


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