Several San Juan Unified schools are launching a campaign to help support Sonoma County disaster relief. The campaign is called “Cents for Sonoma County."
The campaign started Wednesday and will run for two weeks. During this time, participating schools will collect donations for their chosen sister school in three ways.
"One, we're getting the kids involved in a coin drive. We wanted to involve the children because was kids who were affected at the other schools," says Michelle Horner, a fifth grade teacher at Trajan Elementary and organizer of the project.
The second option is to give gift cards which can be handed over to families in need.
Horner continues, "We also are focusing on a physical donation drive of sporting equipment, childrens books, board games and then holiday items such as stockings and decorations. All of these items we request they are new."
Horner says it's a great opportunity to teach philanthropy to kids. Several other San Juan schools are taking part. See the details below.
Led by the efforts of Trajan Elementary, eight additional San Juan Unified schools are supporting the effort, including Carriage Drive Elementary, Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary, Ottomon Elementary, Pershing Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary, Woodside K-8, Louis Pasteur Middle School and Casa Roble Fundamental High School. Each San Juan Unified school has adopted one (or more) sister school(s) in the Rincon Valley area.ey area.
The San Juan Unified community can help support the campaign in three ways:
- Contribute coins for the coin drive contest at any of the participating schools
- Bring in gift cards, such as Amazon, Costco, Walmart and Safeway, to any of the participating schools
- Bring in new donation items to participating schools, such as books, board games, holiday decorations and stockings and sports equipment
For more information about Sonoma County Fire Relief, visit www.sonomacountyfirerelief.org.