Yuma District One celebrates Bring Cheer Campaign


YUMA — The Bring Cheer Campaign has officially launched this holiday season, seeking to bring cheer to those in assisted living homes, shelters, and first responders. Coordinated by the Student Council at C.W. McGraw Elementary School, the Bring Cheer Campaign invites individuals and organizations to create holiday cards, which will be distributed throughout Yuma County.
Starting in the fall of 2020, the campaign was designed to bring holiday cheer to those isolated from loved ones due to COVID restrictions. After receiving such a positive reception, Student Council members, led by McGraw teacher, Mark De Young, determined that this would be a McGraw holiday tradition.
Since that time, the Student Council has collected and distributed more than 10,000 handmade, physical, and digital holiday cards and distributed them to those in assisted living homes, shelters, and first responders. This year, the Bring Cheer Campaign invites families to join them at the Children’s Museum of Yuma County to make holiday cards especially for veterans.
This Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11th, McGraw Student Council will be in the art room of the Children’s Museum, located at 200 S. Main Street from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission to the museum is $5 per individual. While you enjoy the exhibits, be sure to stop by the art room, where all supplies will be provided to create handmade cards.
For additional information about the Bring Cheer Campaign and to participate, visit their website at https://mcgraw.yuma.org/Bring-Cheer-Campaig