Glasses for Guyana

Chandler Jeffcoat is a Reagan Academy 8th grade student, and he is collecting eyeglasses for his Eagle project. He is working with local eye doctors that will be going to Guyana, South America to distribute the glasses to people in need. His goal is to collect 1000 pairs of eyeglasses (no sunglasses). There will be a competition May 5th-16th to see which homeroom collects the most glasses. Chandler will throw the winning homeroom class an ice cream sundae party on May 16th. There will be a bucket for collecting the glasses in each homeroom. So, ask your family, grandparents, friends, and neighbors to search their home for unused glasses and bring them in to support this worthy cause. Questions about the project can be directed to Chandler Jeffcoat at 801-722-5219.  Go to this link for more information.
http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/doctors-provide-glasses-for-needy-in-guyana/article_57726df6-f9db-5e57-a02f-6ef3189bab02.html

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Service Project/Walk-a-Thon for Lydia!

Our 6th grade classes are doing a service project to help a 2nd grade Reagan Academy student with the costs of her surgery and, the prosthetic that she needs after her surgery is complete. For more information about Lydia’s situation, visit  https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/px34/a-new-foot-for-lydia. The 6th grade has also placed cans in each classroom to collect any coins, change, or money that people want to donate to help Lydia. All of the money collected will go directly to Lydia’s family.

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The students have also organized a walk-a-thon on Thursday, April 24th  –  2nd & 6th. To participate in the walk-a-thon please contact the office at 801-489-7828.  These students have had the opportunity to meet with Lydia and her mom and to learn more about her situation.  They have made a real connection with her and are  excited about the opportunity to serve her and her family.

To read about Lydia’s surgery, you can also go HERE.