Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Students' Martin Luther King Day Efforts Help Cradles to Crayons Achieve Record Collection
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy Students' Martin Luther King Day Efforts Help Cradles to Crayons Achieve its Largest-Ever Collection Event -
Seventh-grade students at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy pose for a team photo after completing their Martin Luther King Day service project, one of a range of activities participated in by students and faculty in all divisions of the school this past Monday.
The group collected needed items – new and nearly new infants’ and children’s clothing, warm coats, hats, shoes, boots, gloves, newborn baby items, baby safety equipment, toys, books and school supplies – prior to Martin Luther King Day, and sorted and bagged the items at the school in preparation for their delivery to Cradles to Crayons, the local nonprofit that maintains a year-round program to provide essential items, free of charge, to the region's low-income and/or homeless children.
Top row, left to right: Chyna Roger, Catherine Cooney, Erin Macmahon, Izzy Adamson, Maya Trujillo, Maggie Stutman, and Mei Rose Connor. Bottom Row: Shannon Karoly, Grace Yang, Lilly Soroko, Sophie Plotkin and Savannah Bell.
The collection, earmarked for distribution to children, birth to age 12, living in poverty in the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area, was part of the largest region-wide product collection in Cradles to Crayons (www.cradlestocrayons.org) history.