Students at Owensboro Middle School South recently held a coin drive in order to make a donation to a Title I school in Houston, Texas that was affected by Hurricane Harvey. The donation would go toward purchasing school supplies for students affected by the hurricane.
“Our student council did a great job of organizing this drive to help out a group of students who are just like them in a different community,” said Mark Moore, interim principal of OMS-South. “The students wanted to find a way to help those impacted by the hurricane in Texas and I think they ended up doing a great job.”
The donation was made to the crowdfunding site, donorschoose.org, on a project that was submitted by Ms. Scranton from the Gregory-Lincoln Education Center in Houston. Scranton replied to the donation and included photos thanking the students at OMS-South for their support:
“I am so overjoyed that this project has been funded,” said Scranton in her letter. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for making this possible. Receiving these supplies will greatly impact the way my students access the content being taught in our science curriculum. I think that it will make a huge impact on them to know that even people they have never met before care about them and their success.”
In addition to the letter from Scranton, students from her class also sent handmade thank you cards to the students at OMS-South made with the supplies that were purchased as a result of the donation.
The goal for the project was set at $490 and Scranton was able to secure the full amount for her project. In addition to the donation from OMS-South, donations were made from Virginia and an anonymous donor. The supplies were purchased by the staff at donorschoose.org and sent to Houston.