Thank you for the tremendous response to last week’s Student Council Toy Drive! As a whole, our students collected nearly 700 toys which will be given to families in need.
A note on the donation location; unfortunately Lurie Children’s Hospital was unable to accept our donation due to the fact that some of the toys were not brand new, and the hospital was concerned about cross contamination of germs and allergens.
However, Toys for Toys, run by the US Marines and often seen riding motorcycles dressed in Santa suits, was thrilled to get our generous donation. This organization distributes toys to non-profit organizations who then deliver directly to families in need. Although this was not the plan we originally had, we are very happy that we are able to help out so many children.
This Thanksgiving please take a moment to reflect on all that you and your family have as well as all that you are able to give to others. As a community, LaSalle II is strong because of these important projects and lessons we instill in our students.