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Hope for the Holidays

Press Release                          

For Immediate Release         

Mario V. Hogue, Public Relations Coordinator 

November 7, 2019                                          


Crane Middle School, Hope for the Holidays

Students Request Donations


Text Box: Figure 1: Discovery Outreach students were presented with a check valued at $700.00Image



Yuma–Arizona, The Discovery Outreach Program, a student-body led annual initiative at Crane Middle School (CRMS) is currently seeking food and / or monetary donations for their service project, ‘Hope for the Holidays’. Local elementary and middle school principals have come together to identify children across Yuma County whose families are experiencing financial hardship this holiday season. “Crane Middle School’s program ‘Hope for the Holidays’ is designed to ensure that no student sits at an empty table this holiday season. More than that, this program enables our students to come together as aCRMS unit and to, in a way, say to these families in their time of need, we are here for you and you are our CRMS family. In our best efforts, ‘Hope for the Holidays’ provides students not only with a fulfilling meal, but with the opportunity to connect with family and friends in hopes that they will make lifelong memories”, said Mrs. Kait Small, Teacher at Crane Middle School.


The goal of this project is to help support and provide 40 families with a complete Thanksgiving meal and some added care-item such as blankets, diapers, jackets and school supplies, etc. Any additional items will be used as a holiday surprise box full of goodies for each family. Crane Middle School students are currently seeking donations now through November 22ndand will continue to accept donations through December 13th. Community members can drop off canned food items, added care-items and / or monetary donations at Crane Middle School – 4450 W. 32ndStreet, Yuma, AZ, 85364 and / or Crane School District Office – 4250 W. 16thStreet, Yuma, AZ, 85364. For monetary donations, please make the payable to Crane Middle School, attention Discovery Outreach Program, ‘Hope for the Holidays’. For more information about how to get involved with ‘Hope for the Holidays’, please email Mrs. Kait Small at