Collins Montessori Students Create Holiday Gifts of Hope


Pictured are (first row, left to right) Johnathan, Richard, Skye, Mariah, Ja’Myre, Austin, Anastacia, (second row) Alyriah, Benicia, Maggie, Phat, Laila, Damaya, Chadsidy, (third row) Sebastian, and Marcus

“My ornament is a gift of hope for the cure of AIDS.” – Mariah: Fourth Grade

“I want to make a difference in my community.” – Skye: Fifth Grader

“I wish you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” – Austin: Third Grader

Third, fourth, and fifth graders at Collins Montessori School created ornaments for the 29th Annual Chevron Art Against AIDS Black Tie Gala and Art Auction. The ornaments are donated to the NO/AIDS Task Force to raise money for AIDS awareness and their other services that benefit the community. The gala will be held Friday, December 4 at Club XLIV and Encore at Champions Square. In keeping with AIDS awareness and education, each student put a special message on their ornament.