Robert R. Graves students have recently taken up new skills in their art rooms: weaving and knitting. These new art lessons stemmed from a former student of Graves, Maxwell McCabe, donating funds to the school last year through his employer, The Wonderful Company. This company, known for their products like Pom Wonderful (juice), Wonderful Pistachios and Almonds, Fiji Water and Halos, allows employees to make charitable donations to an organization of their choice through the Wonderful Giving program.
This generous donation was used to purchase art supplies and sparked the interest of Mrs. Taylor and her art classes who jointly decided their supplies would be paid forward and used to benefit others. One group of these crafty kids learned how to weave and made potholders for the Meals On Wheels program in Ulster County. The other group learned to knit and made a batch of baby hats for the Kingston HealthAlliance Hospital.
Recipients were thrilled with the gifts from the students and want more! Mrs. Taylor’s students will continue to make potholders and hats to share with organizations around the community.
Baby hats for the Family Birth Place of the Kingston HealthAlliance:
Thank you to Jayden, Alasia, Mason, Quinn, Jaydien, Jorja, Redi, Ryan, Lina, Liliona, Julia, Charlotte, Teagen, Markia, Donovan, Liam, Felix, Aaliyah, Gavin, Cloey, and Derek
Potholders for Meals on Wheels:
Thank you to Onni, Michael, Joshua, Elizabeth C., Ethan, Juan, Isabella D., Cruz, Ryan, Landon, Connor, Cheyenne, Cloe, Meredith, Jacob, Zhiaira, Isabella S., Keegan, Shelby, Matthew, and Elizabeth W.