Elm School Recognized For Toys For Tots Donation
Posted December 28, 2012
The Elm School Kids Care Club and first grade students were recently recognized for their Toys for Tots toy drive in December. United States Marine Paul Casazza visited the school on December 17 to present a plaque to the students and staff for their efforts. With coordination by the PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) Community Service Committee, the drive resulted in more than 160 items that will be given to area families this holiday.
Committee Chair Joy Kepouros and committee members Tejal Mehta, Maddie Schaik, and Diane Ray-Pruitt were on hand December 17 to greet Casazza, who thanked the first graders for their leadership in the toy drive. In addition to the annual toy drive, the Community Service Committee of the Elm PTO organizes participation in the Rotary Run and the Autism Walk, a Pennies for Paws collection for the Hinsdale Human Society, food drives, book drives, and a variety of other charitable efforts.
Casazza noted that anyone wishing to contribute to Toys for Tots is encouraged to do so, adding that toys for children ages 0-2, teens, and pre-teens are especially needed. More information about Toys for Tots can be found at www.toysfortots.org.