Fifth Grade Wraps up Donation Drive for Families in Need

 CS at Cradles to Crayons 

The 5th grade class showed compassion and service through their donation drive for Cradles to Crayons last month. They created eye-catching posters to advertise the drive and wrote press releases that have appeared recently in Family Notes. Four large bins full of supplies were collected and taken to Cradles to Crayons, where they will be distributed to children in need, supplemented by an additional three bins from Conservatory Lab parent Casimir Deronette, who was inspired by the children’s efforts to launch a similar drive at his work place.

In addition to the items donated, proceeds from a bake sale held at the February assembly will be donated to Cradles to Crayons to purchase new school and craft supplies. 

In April, the students traveled to Cradles to Crayons, where they sorted and carefully polished and cleaned donated shoes to be given to families who can not afford them. In recognition for their hard work and service, the class was able to put their names on the “giving tree” at Cradles to Crayons, which lists people and organizations that have shown exemplary service.