JSD Students Help Children in Africa with Homemade Gifts From the Heart

Students holding drawstring bags they made.It was a labor of love for some Herriman High School students who decided to jump at an opportunity to help the lives of impoverished children in Africa. When substitute teacher Grace Chumley told students in the FCCLA Apparel One class that she was going to Africa, they decided the drawstring bags they were sewing would make a perfect gift for children in need. So, Mrs. Chumley purchased extra material and some students needing extra credit and others who offered to help out of the kindness of their hearts, brought the colorful drawstring bags to life. Then they were filled with school supplies for children in Africa.

Some sewing students at West Jordan High sent gifts from the heart as well. They had just finished a ‘Little Dresses for Africa’ project but had no way to get the dresses to Africa. When they heard Mrs. Chumley was traveling to the country, they decided to send their dresses along with the drawstring bags.

The handmade gifts put big smiles on the faces of children in a Zambian village who were delighted and so very thankful for the generosity from students thousands of miles away in Utah.