Bill Brown Collects Blankets For Angel Tree Project
Submitted By Jason Gordon
The Bill Brown Elementary Student Council recently held a blanket drive to help the Bulverde Spring Branch Angel Tree Project. Student Council members made posters with the caption, “Cover Others with Kindness” and encouraged all students and staff to donate new blankets to children and families in need.
The drive was held December 4-8 and classrooms competed to see which ones could gather the most donated blankets. It was a huge success, with 210 new blankets collected for the Bulverde Spring Branch Angel Tree project.
“This is the first year for Bill Brown to have a student council and this was their first big project,” said Irene Clancy, counselor. “Everyone was very excited about the results.”
Cindy Hurst, the director of the Bulverde Spring Branch Angel Tree Project, was overwhelmed with the numbers Bill Brown produced and very grateful. Hurst met with and talked to the Bill Brown student council members about how the Angel Tree projects works and how new blankets for the project are in high demand.
Hurst is a retired Comal ISD counselor, having made stops at Bill Brown and Spring Branch Middle schools during her career.
“Although the student council already knew they were working on a good cause, talking to Cindy Hurst helped them understand the positive impact volunteering and spreading kindness can have on so many individuals and families in need,” Clancy said.