Cannon School students donate 875 gifts to the needy

During Cannon School's recent Project Wrap-In annual community service project, students donated 875 new, unused gifts for children their own age and gender who are in need.

The students wrapped the gifts in classrooms and gave them to representatives of five charitable organizations who were on hand: the Ada Jenkins Center, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Academic Learning Center and Communities in Schools of Cabarrus County.

All are supported by United Way of Central Carolinas.

Project Wrap-In began four years ago as a small community service project envisioned by Bethany Corbin, a 2008 Cannon alumna who graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May.

This year's project was coordinated by Emily Anderson, a senior from Concord; Tyler Carson, a senior from Davidson; Tory Foster, a junior from Concord; Bruna Liborio, a junior from Concord; Lucie Randall, a senior from Troutman; Tias Sen, a junior from University City; Vanessa Vaccaro, a senior from Concord; and Haley Todd, the upper school service learning coordinator. Joe Marusak