Photos courtesy of Peoria Unified School District
Peoria Unified School District’s MET Professional Academy students crafted 280 holiday ornaments in December for Arizona Sunshine Angels, a non-profit organization that supports foster children living in group homes within the Phoenix metropolitan area.
MET Professional Academy students spent hours during class and after school on early release days to design and engrave the ornaments for children in foster care. Included with the ornaments, which are engraved with their name and a holiday-themed graphic, are written cards by the students and toiletries to donate to the group homes.
The students wanted to give back during the holiday season and thought that this gesture would provide the children with a small token they can keep with them regardless of where they are staying.
Liberty High School and MET Professional Academy Senior, Hunter Cordova, who spearheaded this effort, says the project is a great way to give back to the community using the instruments he learned to use in the MET Professional Academy program.
“I thought this could be really meaningful and impactful for the kids,” shares Hunter.