Students across Fayette County recently helped to provide some relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
Students from Peeples Elementary, Braelinn Elementary, Peachtree City Elementary and Oak Grove Elementary partnered with Midwest Food Bank to collect over 800 hygiene kits and baby supplies. Kedron Elementary, who partnered with Pilot Freight Services, also collected hygiene and baby products, along with pet supplies, according to the Fayette County School System.
Above, Peachtree City Elementary School enrichment teacher Brandi Thronton’s students holding up hygiene kits are, from left, Vyom Shah, James Davidson, Mridula Gokul, Sophia Manalo. Photo/Submitted.
Hygiene items included toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, shaving items and other toiletries, while baby supplies included formula, pacifiers, diapers, bottles, wipes and food.
Fayetteville Elementary partnered with Girl Scout Troop 15065 to create a school supply drive to benefit students in the Aldine Independent School District in Houston, Texas.
Some schools collected financial donations to help support the hurricane victims, which included students giving their ice cream money at Crabapple Lane Elementary, and Flat Rock Middle collecting over $300 from student donations.
“We are proud of their fortitude and hard work,” said Flat Rock Middle School sixth grade teacher Tarchell Caruthers.
To show their support, Rising Starr Middle collected several cases of water.
Five fifth grade girls from Sara Harp Minter Elementary created and led the school wide “Care for the Coast” campaign. They were able to collect 30 cases of water, 50 packages of diapers and 100 baby wipes, 300 toiletry items, 50 blankets and sleeping bags, and 50 pairs of socks.
With the help from students, faculty, parents, and the community, all of these items will be delivered to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, according to officials with the school system.