Mason Intermediate fifth grade teacher Amy Sheets and her Team Character students recently created unique snowflake ornaments to raise money for Autism Speaks.
“During my six years teaching in Mason, Autism has become a cause that is close to my heart. I have worked with amazing students on the spectrum and wanted to do something in return for the ways they have inspired me and helped me grow as an educator,” said Sheets.
Each decoration is being sold for $5 with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Autism Speaks, the world’s leading organization for research and support of individuals with autism. The decorations are made from recycled puzzle pieces, the symbol for Autism awareness. Local retailers Kidd Coffee, Mims off Main andMain Street Sweets are selling the decorations.
“It's been powerful watching the students get so involved in this project,” said Sheets. “We had two crafting sessions after school and had about 30 students show up at each. Not only was the project itself fun, but the students have shown great passion for helping others.