Students at HISD’s Roosevelt Elementary School got caught up in the holiday spirit recently when they were asked to participate in the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Toys campaign.
At the behest of coordinating teacher Stephanie Smith, students collected more than 140 toys for the annual drive during the month of December, learning about philanthropy and the reward of giving in the process.
“This was a wonderful learning experience, both academically and morally for the Roosevelt Bears,” said Smith. “Each day, more and more toys trickled in from students who were lit up with excitement about the thought of putting a smile on another’s face Christmas morning. We are looking forward to continuing this toy drive in the years to come.”