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Student groups respond to school needs following Hurricane Harvey

Several Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 student-led service groups are responding to the overwhelming needs of schools and students affected by Hurricane Harvey early in September.

At Burnsville High School, the WeDay and #BurnsvilleStrong groups have “adopted” Liberty High School in Houston, where many students’ homes were flooded. Students will be collecting items requested by the school, including

  • Money donations for Walmart gift cards
  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Notecards
  • Highlighters
  • Paper
  • graph paper
  • expo markers
  • expo spray
  • glue sticks
  • erasers
  • rulers
  • markers

The BHS groups are also accepting donations from other schools.

At Harriet Bishop Elementary and Eagle Ridge Middle School, student-led service clubs are collecting new school supplies to be sent to children in Houston who are in need because of storm damage. The clubs are still accepting donations, which can be dropped off in collection boxes in the schools’ main offices before Friday, Sept. 15. New supplies needed include pens, pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers, scissors, sharpeners, and anything that will help students learn. Please do not donate glue or paper, because they are heavy and costly to mail.

At Metcalf Middle School, the school accepted donations in exchange for complementary physical education t-shirts, raising $890 for hurricane relief efforts.

Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 20:13