Sandusky Schools sends supplies to Nicaragua
Alissa Widman Neese
Jun 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM
A preview of today's schools feature story, from Sandusky Schools:
Dalasia Moore, 9, tightly held her black art box, waiting with a group of classmates in a line trailing from a large plastic crate.
The sturdy container, adorned with a colorful fairy, held an assortment of pencils, markers, and crayons for nine long months. As Moore headed home for summer vacation, however, she knew it could better serve someone less fortunate.
"Some kids don't have as much as we do," the third-grader said as she placed the box in the steadily filling crate. "I'm going to give this to them. It makes me happy to help."
The crate — one of many filled and shipped to the Osborne Elementary School office this past Wednesday — joined countless others district-wide on "clean out your desk day" at Sandusky Schools.
At the school year's end, it has been a longstanding tradition for district students to donate their gently used school supplies to a nonprofit organization.
Students this year collected about 300 pounds of supplies for PeaceWorks, a New Jersey-based group which will send them in boxes to children in Nicaragua.
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