Pelham Memorial School Grant-a-Wish Program Helps 44 Children

January 2, 2015
Students from Pelham Memorial School celebrate the gift of giving through their Grant-a-Wish program  Students from Pelham Memorial School celebrate the gift of giving through their Grant-a-Wish program.

Students from Pelham Memorial School celebrate the gift of giving through their Grant-a-Wish program Students from Pelham Memorial School celebrate the gift of giving through their Grant-a-Wish program.

by Doug Robinson

For the third year, to promote the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Pelham Memorial School students continued with the service learning activity known as Grant-a-Wish by granting wishes for needy children.

School advisers were given the ages, needs and wishes for several children from Nashua Children’s Home.  Nashua Children’s Home residents come from different towns throughout the state of New Hampshire.  The children in need ranged in age from 9 to 19.

“Nashua Children’s Home is committed to the care, welfare and educational achievement of children and youth within its Residential and Educational Programs, and the successful transition to adult living of young men and women in its Transitional Living Program.  Nashua Children’s Home provides care and stability to boys and girls unable to remain with their families, special education services for students who have not been successful in public school settings, and supportive housing for youth that have “aged-out” of care,” according to nashuachildrenshome.org.

Students were asked, on a voluntary basis, to bring in a small gift or monetary donation that would be given to each needy child.

As a result, 44 children from the Nashua Children’s Home benefited from the generosity of the students.  Gift cards, stuffed animals, clothing, transformers and many other items were donated.