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Campus School Drive Will Aid Youngest Victims of Hurricane Katrina
For release: Sept. 8, 2005
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Fifth- and sixth-grade classes at the University of Memphis Campus School are sponsoring a drive to collect items for infants and toddlers up to 24 months old who are survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The students will maintain a collection site at the Campus School through Sept. 9. The items will be delivered to the American Red Cross on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Contributions are needed of such things as formula, bottles, powdered milk, nursing supplies, diapers, baby wipes, non-perishable baby food, juice in plastic bottles, new blankets, new pillows, and new baby toys.

The Campus School relief effort will be managed by a leadership team composed of two students from each of the two fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms. The student chairman and person who initiated the drive, is sixth-grader Breana Cash, the daughter of Joseph and Brenda Cash. A committee composed of teachers and administrators is acting as advisors to the students.

The Campus School has a history of generosity. In the spring of 2005, students raised more than $1,400 for tsunami victims. Each year they raise money for the American Heart Association and Adopt-An-Angel. Before the Christmas holidays, students sponsor a collection of paper products for Moriah House, a shelter for women and children.

The students have been very involved in supporting the troops in Iraq through the "Operation We Care, We Share" project and Adopt-A-Soldier. Last year they wrote poems for troops through a "Peddling Poetry" project funded by a grant from the Junior League of Memphis.

For more information, call the Campus School at 678-2285.

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