CISD Lends Helping Hands for Haiti
In response to the recent earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country of Haiti, campuses across Coppell ISD have stepped up to help. Here are some of the organized campus efforts:
- Cottonwood Creek, Denton Creek, Lakeside, Mockingbird, Pinkerton, Town Center, Valley Ranch, and Wilson Elementary schools and CMS West are collecting shoes for Haiti.
- Pinkerton, and Wilson Elementary and CMS West and CHS are collecting money to send to the American Red Cross and, Austin Elementary is "Coin Collecting" to benefit a Haiti orphanage, Maranatha.
Denton Creek is also collecting crutches for the people of Haiti.
Mockingbird first graders will be baking cookies and donating the proceeds to the Red Cross.
CMS North will be doing a drive soon, working with a charity called "One Child…One Cause…Haiti" which supports students and schools in Haiti.
- CMS West is collecting paperback books and other reading materials for library use.
- CHS's Red Cross club will have a bake sale after school this week to raise money for the Red Cross. And, the IB program will be selling hot chocolate after school to raise funds.
- NTH@C raised over $1,411 dollars last week in a three-day period.The money was donated on Friday in the "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon.
- Education Annex students and staff are texting "HAITI" to 90999, which prompts the phone company to charge $10 to the phone bill that will go to the Salvation Army. They are passing the word along and encouraging others to participate as well.
As a part of the district's strategic plan, students are encouraged to think globally, possess CISD character traits, and make a positive contribution to the community. Giving back to the people of Haiti is one way, among many other efforts, that CISD students are making a difference. Contact your child's campus to see what you can do to help.