North Tahoe children make a difference for the holidays | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe children make a difference for the holidays

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Poppy Brokaw, Colt Train Pata, Noelle Lange, Soren Bartone and Scarlett Reid, students at Great Futures Early Learning Preschool Center, helped collect food locally and send mail to area soldiers.
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This holiday season, children at Great Futures Early Learning Preschool Center not only collected food items for Project MANA, a local food bank for the North Lake Tahoe/Truckee area, but also with the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

The goal, said Susan Perkins, the preschool’s director, was to teach students they can make a difference not only in the community, but also in the life of a soldier who may not be home for Christmas.

“What a successful adventure we had. The Boys and Girls Club joined in our quest in making a difference,” Perkins said. “They helped us collect food items, and the Kinder Club helped us make Christmas cards for the soldiers. Our students are learning how to become good citizens of their community.”

This September, the The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe opened Great Futures, whic is open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., with class starting at 8:30 a.m., at Kings Beach Elementary, room M-11

For information, call Perkins at 530-546-4324.