Before the month of September was over, and while the needs were most dire, collections were taken up in various forms by Rye’s elementary schools, for schools seriously impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Midland acted swiftly, adopting two schools and gathering much-needed basic school supplies. They not only collected and filled eleven boxes, but the students wrote thoughtful notes and drew pictures of support.

Milton also adopted two schools. They used the timing of their annual book fair to hold a simultaneous book drive to help restore classrooms and school libraries.

Osborn teamed up with Columbia Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, which will be working alongside the damaged Texas schools to meet their specific needs. Rather than collect books or school supplies, the children were asked to bring in their own money or perform chores at home to raise money.

  • Annette McLoughlin

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