FUN FACT FRIDAY: Big-Hearted Teacher Gave Up Wedding Gifts for Students in Need

Rickee Stewart on Rachael RayThousands of students in Jordan School District will be warmer this winter thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of a Copper Hills High School teacher with a really big heart. Teacher Rickee Stewart was recently married. She decided to give up wedding gifts, instead turning her bridal registry into requests for things like new coats, backpacks and sleeping bags for students in need. The idea made national news with Rickee appearing on the Nightly News and the Rachael Ray Show.

As a result, the donations came pouring into Copper Hills High from around the world! Here is what this amazing educator has collected for students so far.

  • 2,900 Brand New Coats
  • A $10,000 Donation from Burlington Stores
  • 20 Sleeping Bags
  • 20 Tents
  • Dozens of Brand New Shoes and Backpacks

Rickee Stewart is living proof that one person can make a positive difference and better the lives of students in need. Thank you, Rickee, and to everyone who has contributed to make this story such a success for students.