Donor: Crestdale Student Council

As Crestdale Student Council recently organized a “spirit” week for their school, they decided to make the week something more than fun. Students came to school each day – dressed in pajamas, wearing a hat, or with crazy hair – paying a small fee of 50 cents per day with the leadership of their officers and representatives.

When the fun ended, student council members gathered to vote and decide where the money should go. Once the votes were counted, Reid Hospital Foundation’s Pediatrics Fund became the recipient of the $300 raised from their festivities.

“I think the idea of helping the pediatrics department at Reid was close to home for some of the students who have been to the hospital,” said Amy Luce, teacher and student council advisor.

The Pediatrics Fund supports a holistic approach to health care for children, treating the physical needs as well as helping children be as comfortable and happy as possible while in the hospital. This includes providing toys or books for patients or medical equipment for the staff.

“We are amazed when children begin to understand philanthropy – whether donating time, money or both – at such a young age,” explained Jason Troutwine, Reid Foundation Director. “These students demonstrate that a new generation of leaders is beginning to emerge.”

Crestdale Student Council officers:

Emma Wiliams, Cassidy Lamb, Jalin Christian