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Chapman IS helps MUST Ministries

Chapman IS helps MUST Ministries

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Students at Chapman Intermediate School in Woodstock are doing their part to help needy families in Cherokee County.

The student council recently led a schoolwide effort to collect non-perishable food items for MUST Ministries.

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Students donated more than 13 boxes' worth of food to the local charity.

Everyone who made a donation was allowed to wear a hat to school for one day.

Mountain Road ES helps MUST Ministries

Mountain Road ES helps MUST Ministries

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The student council at Mountain Road Elementary School in Woodstock spearheaded an effort to help families in need this holiday season.

PHOTOS | Cherokee students feed the hungry

The school collected and donated 15 large boxes of food to MUST Ministries.

It was the first of several service projects the student council plans to organize between now and Christmas.

Caribou Coffee supports troops and military working dogs

Caribou Coffee supports troops and military working dogs

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Caribou Coffee of Cherokee County will be supporting our troops this holiday season by sending their Reindeer blend coffee and other requested items overseas for both Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Caribou’s “Operation Coffee Break” is a long-standing tradition, where each coffeehouse chooses an organization to support throughout the season. Caribou on 92 is working with locally-founded Military Working Dog Team Support Association, Inc.

Boston ES collects donations for animal shelter

Boston ES collects donations for animal shelter

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Students at Boston Elementary School in Woodstock recently made a big donation to help their four-legged friends.

The children were inspired to raise money and collect items for the Cherokee County Animal Shelter after reading Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie, a children's novel about a dog who spreads magic to a small Florida town.

Together, members of the Boston Elementary community delivered dog food, treats, newspapers, blankets, carpet and a crate to the animal shelter.

Volunteer this Thanksgiving

Volunteer this Thanksgiving

CUMMING, Ga. -- Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and we need your help to provide a Thanksgiving feast for children in need and their families. Act Together will host our 3rd Community Thanksgiving dinner. This year, our Thanksgiving dinner will be in the gymnasium at Covenant Christian Academy in Cumming. There is a lot of work that goes into serving Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of people and we need lots of help to make this happen.

Volunteers are needed to cook turkeys (we will provide the turkey) and bring to our Thanksgiving dinner ready to serve. You do not have to stay but must drop off between 12-2PM on Thanksgiving Day to the Covenant Christian Academy Gymnasium located at 6905 Post Road in Cumming. Contact Us to Sign Up.

Second grader makes blankets for nursing center

Second grader makes blankets for nursing center

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Carmel Elementary School student Emmalee Nichols, was challenged in Mrs. Jill Noojin's second-grade class to do a community service project.

Emmalee, age 8, made ten fleece no-sew lap blankets for the Canton Nursing Center.  Emmalee said, "I care about this project because people need our help, especially older people." The challenge was made in the spirit of Community Service Day, also known as Make a Difference Day (10/22/12).

PHOTOS | Make a Difference Day 2012

Emmalee’s parents, Wyatt and Michele Nichols, were very proud of her hard work and desire to help others. Carmel Elementary is nationally known for their character education program; they currently are the State School of Character for Georgia and have also received national acclaim.