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High school students collect pillows for abused women

(Source: Southaven High School Project Pillow) (Source: Southaven High School Project Pillow)
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Mary Heather Gibbs teaches life lessons to her Southaven High School students. Now one of those lessons has moved from the classroom to the real world.

Her students, led by sophomore Julia McGarah, came up with the idea to collect pillows. They are planning on giving them to charities like House of Grace that help victims of domestic violence.

"When you do something really, really good, it just makes you feel amazing," Southaven High School student Julia McGarah said. "You just did something and you could change somebody's life."

Along with a mascot named Patty Pillow, they put together some sweet dance moves in the form of a music video to get their message out.

Gibbs knows that beyond the fun and games, her students are learning serious life lessons, too.

"It's teaching them to look beyond themselves," Gibbs said. "We need to be a community. We need to realize that."

So far, Project Pillow has collected more than two dozen pillows. If you want to donate pillows you can drop them off at Southaven High School.

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