Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DePortola Mitten Tree Helps Those In Need

Mitten Tree
Mitten tree grows at
DePortola Middle School.

As a way to give back to both our military and community, De Portola's JS2S (Junior Student to Student) club kicked off the holiday spirit with their first Annual Mitten Tree Drive.

Held on Dec. 9 during "Chill on the Hill," students were able to place their donated mittens, scarves, and hats on a holiday tree and make holiday and thank you cards to military members who serve out country.

More than 220 mittens, scarves, and hats were donated within 30 minutes and over 100 cards were made by the JS2S Club and signed by de Portola students. Donations to the tree were delivered to the Military Family Readiness Center for military families in need and to one of the homeless shelters within San Diego. The holiday cards were delivered to the Naval Medical Center and handed out to service members who are in the Wounded Warriors Program as a way to thank them for their service and let them know how much we care.

For more information on this project please contact Danielle Woolery at