EAST at Roberts Elementary Helps Youth After Moore Tornado

   

EAST at Roberts Elementary Helps Youth After Moore Tornado
8/6/2013 3:36:14 PM

EAST at Roberts Elementary joins other elementary schools in the area to raise money and collect donations to send to children and youth in Moore, Oklahoma. Collected items were transported to Moore.

"We love you, Moore! From our school to yours," said EAST students at Roberts Elementary.

EAST at Roberts Elementary, along with other local elementary schools, have been steadily collecting and packing gallon Ziploc bags for those affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. After hearing about the devastation in Moore, students wanted to help the children and youth who lost their schools, homes and belongings. They assumed students would need "Packets of Fun" to keep them busy during the summer.

EAST students created flyers to send home with fellow students, along with gallon sized Ziploc bags. Students placed a label on each bag, which read, "We love you, Moore! From our school to yours! Roberts Elementary, Little Rock School District." Roberts students were asked to fill the "Packets of Fun" with items such as: crayons, coloring books, small toys, bubbles, sidewalk chalk and reading books. EAST students packed many bags for those who opted to just buy the items. Other schools in the Little Rock School District were invited to participate and were provided with templates of the flyers and labels to put on each bag. EAST at Roberts Elementary received items and packets from the Terry Elementary, Otter Creek Elementary, Brady Elementary, McDermott Elementary, Pulaski Heights Elementary, Rockefeller Elementary, Romine Elementary, Washington Elementary, Woodruff Elementary and Forrest Heights Middle. 

Students shared a total of 803 packets with Moore Public Schools. North Point Ford in North Little Rock provided the transportation to deliever the items to Moore on Monday, June 10, 2013. Other donations have been given to cover the cost of gasoline for the trip.

To view THV's coverage of this story, please click here: http://www.thv11.com/video/2402738780001/1/Roberts-Elementary-helps-Okla-victims

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