Charleston School Adopts Moretown Elementary Families for the Holidays

CHARLESTON, VT - Moretown Elementary School is in one of the communities hard hit by Hurricane Irene. Charleston learned about Moretown Elementary School when it was highlighted on the Channel 3 News.Charleston’s Interim Principal Sharon Gonyaw made an outreach call to Moretown and asked how the Charleston School could help. School officials spoke with Mrs. Gonyaw about five families who are still displaced from their homes. Charleston staff and students have adopted those five families.Charleston held two different fundraisers in October. Staff and students collected coins and canned good items for these families.On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Mrs. Gonyaw and four eighth grade students made the long trip to Moretown Elementary to personally deliver the Thanksgiving dinners and holiday gifts to the Moretown school for those families. The students, staff and teachers hope that the dinner and holiday gifts bring some joy, comfort and support for these families whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Irene.