The Lower School designated February as "canned food drive" month, but that did not stop students from donating more than cans.
While collecting food in the carpool line, 21 girls from Brownie Troop 3978 also offered the purchasers of Girl Scout cookies the option of buying them for the food bank. Their efforts resulted in donating about 600 pounds of food and cookies to the Community Action Center.
As if 600 pounds of donated items were not enough, fourth-grader Ansley Earle spearheaded a fundraiser for her grade level. Her older eighth-grade brother, Andrew, was diagnosed with diabetes, news that was difficult for her to absorb. So Ansley decided she would do something about it.
Not only did she raise awareness about type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, she also collected $102 to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Helping to make a difference feels good, says Ansley. "Now, my classmates know about it, and they can go home and tell their parents what they learned," she says.
As Lower School Chaplain Beth Lynch says, "Never underestimate what one person can do."