School donates Annual Handmade Gifts to Children in Need
The woodworking teacher at Dallas ISD’s Multiple Careers Magnet Center once again put his students to work to build wooden rocking horses that were donated this week to the Ronald McDonald House in Dallas. The charity will distribute them to their young patients.
For years, Terry Stott’s classes have produced rocking horses, wooden reindeer and for the past few years added rocking airplanes to donate to charities; at one time donating them to the Fort Worth-based A Wish with Wings. Students also produce extras to give as gifts, and staff at the school are good customers. As a twist this year, some of the items were stained with bright colors rather than traditional varnish and that caught the eyes of several teachers at Multiple Careers who want to add to their collections.
In addition, a few of the items will be donated to students at Maya Angelou High School, which is now housed in the same building as Multiple Careers. The Maya Angelou school supports students who are expectant teen mothers.
Stotts praised his students for working hard, but the effort is worth it to them. «It’s kids helping kids. It doesn’t get better than that,» he said, adding that he also looks forward to the project each year. «I’m so blessed to have fallen into a place where I can give back. So blessed.»