PSD students are taking action to help others through wonderful service projects. Here are just a few:
Riffenburgh Elementary students will Share the Warmth this winter by collecting new hats, mittens, gloves and scarves, which will be sent to the Red Cross to benefit those impacted by Hurricune Sandy.
McGraw Elementary third-grader Aidan Stolz is coordinating the 3rd annual Pine Ridge Reservation Warm Clothing Drive. Students are collecting coats, hats, gloves and other warm clothing, which will be delivered to the Reservation in South Dakota in late November.
The Helping Hands Club at Shepardson Elementary is recruiting other schools to help with the Fourth Annual Community-Wide Shoe Drive, which will be held Nov. 1-30. Schools, clubs and student groups are asked to consider recycling gently-used shoes by giving them to those in need through this community-wide shoe drive. A representative from the Helping Hands Club will collect donations from your school at the end of the drive. Donations will be given to Homeless Gear, Able Women Career Closet and HELP International. Sponsors of the shoe drive are Jim Zimmerman, local owner of Brown’s Shoe Fit Co. and Sandi Godbey, Realtor®, Keller Williams Realty.
Lopez Elementary third-graders collected money to benefit families impacted from the High Park fire. Sylvia Kopasz’s third-grade class collected $126.23 in one week. The students were studying a unit about communities working together to help each other. They decided to raise awareness and money for High Park Fire victims by visiting other Lopez classrooms, informing their peers about victim needs. The money will be donated to the Long-Term Recovery Group of Northern Colorado.