Service learning and philanthropy are important to the staff, students and parents at Laurel Mountain. Even though the following fundraiser did not take place at Laurel Mountain during the school day, I believe that this is an excellent example of what happens when we expose children to different enrichment and service opportunities throughout the school year. The goal is our children take the knowledge learned at school and apply to causes that they are passionate about. And that is exactly what happened on Yaupon last Friday.
Ian W, Mathew R, Joshua B, Millar M, and Andrew S. hosted a lemonade stand to raise money for the American Red Cross to help the Central Texas Wildfire Victims. They did a wonderful job. The kids were so proud to drop off $1,534.89 at the KXAN donation point Friday evening. ! It was truly amazing to see all of the neighborhood and school support for such a great cause.
The children even made it on the local nightly news. The event even made the local news tonight, check it out at: http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/lots-of-ways-to-help-wildfire-victims