Every Sierra Canyon School lower school student is involved in a grade-level service project, and the sixth grade class decided to help out children who are in emergency situations or have been displaced from their homes due to medical reasons, natural disasters, or other causes.
They joined forces with SAFE (Stuffed Animals for Emergencies), a national non-profit organization that cleans and distributes stuffed animals, toys, blankets, and pillows.
After hearing the local representative from SAFE at an assembly, the sixth grade class launched their two week drive. Every student was on a committee that had a specific task, and the whole class took ownership of this huge project.
The students then counted, sorted, and loaded the donations into a van. They were thrilled with their success and the generosity of the Sierra Canyon community. More than 1,200 stuffed animals and toys were donated.
-- Shelley Deutsch, Sierra Canyon School