Love Elementary School Donates to St. Susan’s Center

“Good morning everyone!” said Love Elementary School teacher Molly Anderson at a recent Pep Assembly. “Our word of the month for November and December has been gratitude. What is gratitude? It’s being thankful for something no matter how little or big. Well, we decided in honor of our word that we would help out St. Susan’s Center who feeds people who are hungry and guess what? With our Penny Drive, we raised $384!”
A huge cheer filled the room as Jeffrey Smith, St. Susan’s Center Executive Director, accepted the check.
“Thank you so much for making your Penny Drive benefit St. Susan’s Center,” said Mr. Smith. “We will use the money to help purchase food to feed a lot of people who, for different reasons, come into to us because they are hungry. We are so excited you chose us!”
The Love Elementary School Pep Assembly Committee brainstormed ideas for community service projects throughout the year and decided St. Susan’s Center would a great fit as a school-wide donation for the holidays. The committee plans to have other drives for local organizations.
“The students were very receptive!” said Ms. Anderson. “We had kids giving up popcorn money and ice cream money! At the recent JPS Board Meeting at Love School, we also had board members donate, as well. We are so appreciative to all the students and staff who donated.”

posted on 01/06/2015 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, Spotlight, Staff, Students, teachers