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Campbell School Students Put Kindness Into Action

Dec 01, 2016 06:31PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Crayon Initiative

The staff and students at Joseph A. Campbell Elementary School in Dracut are working hard to put kindness into action in three practical ways this holiday season.  

During October, the school started collecting broken or unwanted crayons that will be donated to the Crayon Initiative - a non-profit organization that remanufactures crayons and donates them to schools, hospitals, arts programs and other organizations invested in children.  To date, the school has collected over 60 lbs. of Crayons.  

At the same time, gently used coats started arriving for the annual warmth drive sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners in Lowell. This effort will last through January and will provide nearly 100 coats to local families in need.  

Finally, the school began collecting canned food items before Thanksgiving for donation to the Dracut Food Pantry, to be distributed this holiday season.  The school hopes to collect a total of 628 items – one for each of the students and staff members that walk the halls each day.  

“This is all part of putting the core values of our Community of Caring efforts into action,” Sue McLean, Campbell School Nurse said.  She delivers the donated coats to Anton’s cleaners each week.  Nurse McLean also presented the Crayon Initiative idea to Campbell School Principal, Chris Snyder. 

Campbell School is always looking for new and unique ways to positively impact the greater Dracut Area.  

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