The students at Emily Howland Elementary donated to the American Red Cross during our December compassion drive. Throughout the campaign, our students were observed giving generously and many chose to give up their ice cream money to add to the donation container. Our 6th graders created letters that went home to all elementary families detailing our drive. The students also created and put up posters throughout the elementary wing and actively asked for donations from our teaching staff and students. The inspiration to give to the Red Cross began when a 3rd grader, Jade Evener, gave the money she had earned ($300) at her summer lemonade stand to benefit the American Red Cross. We appreciate the compassion and leadership our students displayed. What we do truly does matter and it may inspire others to also give of their time and effort to benefit others!