Elementary students, staff get creative with Caring Projects

Franklin students showed their creativity and caring as they designed holiday greeting cards for Iowa Veterans Home residents. Front row, from left: Vayda Pentz, Marshall Moo, and Fortine Ngolo; Back row, from left: Bior Chol, Simone Spitzli, and Emily De La Cruz
Franklin counselor Dani Minkel, left, & Betsy Randall, right, of the IVH, show a box of students’ cards for IVH residents. 

Each year, several Bobcat students and staff members take part in generous Caring Projects to support the Marshalltown community during the holiday season. 

One effort bringing smiles to many faces across Marshalltown took place at Franklin Elementary School this week, where students created bright, colorful holiday greeting cards for Iowa Veterans Home residents to enjoy.

Once all of the cards were prepared, they were packed into a large box and delivered the Iowa Veterans Home.

Another Caring Project spreading joy this winter came from Hoglan Elementary School, where staff and students created a video for local nursing home residents. The video features music, artwork, and kind messages – check out the full video here!

Hoglan Elementary students and staff created a heartwarming video for area nursing home residents to enjoy this holiday season.

Anson Elementary School staff members supported the Salvation Army of Marshalltown’s Adopt-a-Family program for the building’s Caring Project this year. Together, Anson staff members donated and delivered dozens of gifts to two local families. 

In addition to these great efforts, keep an eye out for updates on other schools’ Caring Projects as the holiday season continues. Happy holidays, Bobcats!

Anson Elementary staff provided dozens of gifts for two families for their Caring Project. The presents were gathered and given to the families on Friday.