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Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her


    Rickee Stewart, a teacher who is getting married next month, speaks about her concern for her school’s homeless students, in West Jordan, Utah. Stewart is so concerned over the students’ plight she registered for items they need instead of wedding gifts.

SALT LAKE CITY >> A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month, but instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless kids at her school.

Copper Hills High School teacher Rickee Stewart said she was shocked when she found out more than 100 homeless students attend her school.

KSL-TV reported Thursday that this realization prompted Stewart to tell her wedding guests they can donate to her homeless student project in lieu of gifts.

Stewart said donations have now been pouring in from people not even on her guest list — and people who don’t even live in Utah.

She says it has inspired her to work donations into her classroom curriculum.

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