Second Grade Crafts Chemotherapy Care Packages
Second Grade students were very excited about their service learning project this year as they were eager to help our neighbors at the Dorothy Schneider Cancer Center, which is located right next door to our school.
The students were interested in learning more about cancer and what they can do to help cancer patients, as many of them know someone who is impacted by it. The students were inspired to help those next door that are receiving treatment by making "chemo care packages" as a way to offer comfort and bring cheer to their day.
The students began their project by raising money through hosting lemonade stands and doing chores around their homes and neighborhoods. The students raised a total of $813 — which far surpassed their goal of $350!
The students then counted the money and used it to purchase items including Aquaphor, Kleenex, unscented lotion, fuzzy socks, and personalized items like a compact mirror with painted artwork designed by students, and a joke book created by the class. All leftover funds were donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
When the items arrived, students assembled them into colorful care packages and hand delivered them to the Cancer Center. Former Episcopal Day parent, Dr. Taira, who works at the Cancer Center, was elated to receive these packages that the students put together, and shared how the items will brighten the day of patients who arrive to receive treatment.
This is just one of many service projects that we hold close to our hearts at Episcopal Day. We are continuously inspired by our community’s ongoing dedication to make a positive impact in our community.