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Big Hearts At Herriman High Choose To Give Back

Dec 05, 2014 10:25AM ● By Sherry Smith
Since it opened in 2010, Herriman High has been doing a yearly charity drive each December, known as Hearts of Gold. This year, students will work from Dec. 1 to Dec. 19 collecting donations for Mac’s Gift.

Mac’s Gift is a nonprofit organization designed to meet the emotional needs of children with cancer. When a child has cancer, a family’s focus is on treating the condition. Providing Christmas becomes an afterthought that sometimes cannot be realized due to the burden of mounting hospital bills. Mac’s Gift provides a Christmas to more than 60 families in Utah who have a child fighting cancer.

Herriman High students will be out pounding the pavement and knocking on doors in December asking to do odd jobs to earn money for Mac’s Gift. They also have a few events open to community participation, and all proceeds will go to their efforts.

Catch a choir concert on Dec. 11. Cost is $1 for HHS students, $3 for adults and $10 for a family of five. Tickets are available the evening of the performance at the auditorium doors.

On Dec. 18, a black-tie dinner catered by HHS restaurant and food service students and concert entertainment by the Chamber Singers is $10 a ticket. The event will be held in the small gym on the north side of the school. Tickets will be available at the door.

Iceberg Drive Inn on 13400 South and 5049 West is also participating in the festivities by offering a Hearts of Gold shake with a portion of the proceeds donated to the cause.