Waggoner Elementary School have learned
a lesson about helping out their
surrounding community with Kids Helping
Organized by the Waggoner PTO, the event
aimed at providing supplies and everyday
necessities to Holdeman Elementary
School. Waggoner is located at 1050 E.
Carver Rd. and Holdeman is at 1326 W.
helped the less fortunate Holdeman
school, while also giving something to
the Waggoner students, said Pamela
Brink, chair of the Waggoner PTO
“The focus is
help(ing) our kids to learn about the
greater community,” Brink said.
The goal of the
occasion was to fill 50 backpacks with
school supplies and other everyday
items. The objective was met and the
school raised $203 to give to Holdeman
from the sale of hearts that were cut by
the Waggoner student council.
gave Holdeman 25 books that were
recorded to tape, a tape player and gift
cards donated by local businesses.
Waggoner have been working together in
this event for an extended period of
time, as the project selects different
schools to help for years at a time. The
central theme of the mission over the
past decade has been to help other
schools, Brink said.
children involved has also been a vital
point, she said. Various grade levels
were asked to donate different items,
and the students also produced their own
advertising directed at the other
students, Brink said.
With the success
of the event in the kids’ hands, it
helped to teach them about life’s
priorities and that working towards a
goal can make a difference, Brink said.
“There are other things more important
than the latest Gameboy,” Brink said.