SC families share HOPE

on December 1, 2016
Smith Clove students donate money to UNICEF.

Smith Clove students present their UNICEF donation at a recent Board of Education meeting.

This year’s theme in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is HOPE. In keeping with this theme, students at Smith Clove Elementary recently raised $2,357.67 for the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Smith Clove wanted to instill compassion and empathy in their students and felt that filling UNICEF boxes with donations while students were trick or treating was a great opportunity to share this important message.

UNICEF provided a video highlighting families in need, which was shown to every class at Smith Clove. Students were eager to help the children of Malawi! They couldn’t wait to get their UNICEF boxes filled with donations, so they could contribute to the K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Desks) Fund and help buy desks for Malawian students and provide academic scholarships for Malawian girls.

Way to go, Smith Clove students, families and PTA! You are making a difference!