Students at Brookline Elementary School learn about community service each year by raising money for a local charity. This year, Brookline Elementary Student Council president Jayla Aguilar presented backpacks and a check for $200 to Mitzi Bartlett, the program director at the House of Tiny Treasures daycare center.
The students chose to donate to the House of Tiny Treasures on the recommendation of activist Noah Rattler, after he spoke at the school. Aguilar and her fellow officers, Treasurer Daisy Cajero, Secretary Sandy Alvarez and Vice President Angelica Cajero, toured the facility when they made the donation.
“It was really neat donating to these children and their parents,” said Aguilar, a fourth-grader. I liked seeing the special classrooms and gardens. We want to continue helping them next year.”
The 26-member Student Council raised the funds by holding four Chuck E. Cheese Nights throughout the school year. The events were open to all Brookline ES staff, scholars, families, and friends.
Over the years, Brookline students have also raised funds for charities such as Ronald McDonald House Houston and the Cossaboom branch of the YMCA. They have also conducted food drives and contributed to school needs for the past three years. This is the first year they have donated to the daycare center and plan to continue the relationship.