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East Leyden students send holiday greetings to hospitalized kids

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  • Members of various East Leyden clubs made more than 150 holiday greeting cards for hospitalized children. The cards will be distributed to children in local hospitals.

      Members of various East Leyden clubs made more than 150 holiday greeting cards for hospitalized children. The cards will be distributed to children in local hospitals.
    Courtesy of District 212

 
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More than 100 members of East Leyden's Key Club, National Honor Society, Pulse Club, Art Club and Italian Honor Society created holiday greeting cards to be distributed to children who are in hospitals during the holiday season.

Leyden students have created more than 150 cards using colored paper embellished with drawings, holiday decorations, glitter and cheerful messages. The cards will be going to children at local hospitals via Cards for Hospitalized Kids, a nonprofit agency headquartered in Chicago.

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"Students at Leyden are constantly looking to do selfless things, and this is yet another example of that," says Dominic Manola, East Leyden's Student Activities director and director of Student and Community Outreach. "One of our students came up with the idea, mentioned it to a few clubs, and before we knew it we had more than 100 students helping out with this cause.

"Our students had fun with this, creating over 150 cards that will brighten the holidays for many children. That's what Leyden is all about -- countless students who want to do whatever they can to help others," Manola says.

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