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"Souper Bowl of Caring"
Rock Rest Elementary School participated in "Souper Bowl of Caring" schoolwide on January 30, 2015 in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday. Students were allowed to wear a team shirt or jersey instead of their usual uniform for that day for a donation of either money or can goods. Many students who brought a donation did wear their favorite team shirt or jersey but many brought a donation of money or can goods even if they did not wear a team shirt. Donations were collected during lunch on Friday, January 30. Students were able to vote for either the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks by placing donations in designated buckets for their own Super Bowl Challenge.
"Souper Bowl of Caring" is a national effort to fight hunger in the local communities. Souper Bowl of Caring has been collecting donations since the 1990's for communities. All the money and food donations we collected are given to the Union County Community Shelter who feeds hundreds of homeless and hungry families in the community. Rock Rest Elementary School collected $167.71 and 185 food items. What makes this so awesome is that Rock Rest Elementary School is a Title I school with 91% of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunches. Counselors and teachers have emphasized lessons on Citizenship, Caring for others and Kindness toward others. Rock Rest students appear to have learned at lot about doing for others!
Written by: Martha Cardarette, School Guidance Counselor
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 by Mona Diggs