South Washington County Schools

District 833 students give back this winter

District 833 students give back this winter

This winter, students at South Washington County Schools gave back to their communities in a variety of ways. Students with donations

Nineteen of the district’s schools took part in “10 Days of Giving” that was organized by Merchants Bank. The donation drive asked students and district employees to donate new, unused common household goods like soap, paper towels and tissues. In all, 21,253 items were collected to help those served by our area food shelves.

Student council members from Liberty Ridge Elementary School organized a schoolwide pajama drive to help their peers. More than 350 pajamas were collected by the group. They will be given to students who receive meals over winter break from SoWashCo CARES. Any extra pajamas will be donated to King of Kings Church.

Students with donationsAt Red Rock Elementary School, the student council organized a drive to collect winter accessories. They collected more than 170 hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and coats. The gear was donated to SoWashCo CARES and will benefit district students.

The Lake Middle School builder’s club collected cake mix, frosting, candles and party favors to create birthday bags for families in need. The bags were then donated to SoWashCo CARES.

Finally, at Valley Crossing Elementary School, students collected materials for The Union Gospel Mission. The items collected, including household goods, socks and granola bars will help those impacted by homelessness in the Twin Cities.