Student Council Toy Drive
Student council hosted a toy drive for St. Louis Children's hospital during the holidays
This past holiday season, student council hosted a toy drive for St. Louis Children’s hospital. They collected donations during a week at school, took toys in exchange for admission to a basketball game, and sold tshirts. While event seems simple, a lot goes into making sure collections go smoothly, like writing announcements, making posters, and coordinating with the activities office to for the basketball game.
For Stuco officer Grace James the hard work is worth it. A toy is more than something to play with for these children; it is a sign that someone else is thinking of them during a tough time. It is more than a feeling of comfort in their arms; it is a sense of warm in their hearts and the hearts of their families.
“Not only do the children that are receiving the toys benefit, but it also benefits the families, because usually those families are unable to have a good Christmas because they are spending so much money with their child in the hospital. Our donations to the hospital affect the kid and their whole family,” James said.