CBS donation drive
Cherokee Bend students showcase the success of the donation drive.
During the holiday season, the Cherokee Bend Elementary School community pledged to help three organizations in the Birmingham area: Pre-School Partners, the YWCA and “Spartans Helping Spartans” tornado relief effort for Pleasant Grove. As Cherokee Bend students gathered donations for these organizations, they learned how each group is making a difference in the community and why their donations matter.
Reading is an important part of the learning for Pre-School Partners, so Cherokee Bend students raided their bookshelves and visited stores to gather books for these promising pre-school students. In an effort to make the holidays brighter for the families living at the YWCA, CBS also collected new, unwrapped toys for the children of these families.
Finally, also on the donation wish list were new, warm coats for Pleasant Grove, an area who had many residents lose coats in the April 2011 tornadoes.
The holiday donation drive was lead by chairmen Ashley Robinett and Anne Russell. A special thanks goes to Girl Scout Troop 410; each morning during the holiday drive these Girl Scouts accepted and organized the donations.