West Hills Middle Students Bring Comfort to Children Thousands of Miles Away

Picture of West Hills Middle School StudentsIt was part of a lesson in Geography that turned into much more for some students at West Hills Middle School. They were studying refugees and migration when they decided to do something to help bring smiles to young children thousands of miles away. The West Hills students used donated materials to make 85 stuffed bears, which were given to an organization called ‘Dolls of Hope.’ The organization gave the bears to another group, the Chios Eastern Shore Response Team, which meets and rescues refugees coming in by raft to the eastern shore of Greece.

All of the bears were distributed to children to comfort them, ease their anxiety and let them know they are loved.