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Palos West students gather mittens for charity

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Students at Palos West Elementary in Palos School District 118 recently collected 945 pairs of mittens for the school’s annual mitten drive.

The donated mittens were delivered to several organizations in need including a women and children’s shelter in Chicago, Joliet School District 86, a local charity collecting items for the people of Ukraine, and a children’s hospital.

Palos West second-grade teacher Nicole Judd and fifth-grade teacher Emma Wendt organized the collection which is now in its 32nd year, said Principal Jennifer Peloquin.

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  1. Barbara Plucinski on January 19, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    Way to go Nicole, Emma and Palos West! I’m thrilled to hear of your hard work and success! Teaching the students about helping and supporting others is a beautiful thing!



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