Sister Lakes Elementary students gather items to help seven families in need

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, February 16, 2016

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

Sister Lakes Elementary students recently gathered household items, for an event called the Home Health Drive.

The drive consisted of students donating items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and different soaps. Students brought in the items, which were then organized, and the class with the most items donated won a pizza party.

Originally the intent was to donate the items to two families.  However, due to an overwhelming response, seven families in-need will benefit from the generous donations.

The idea for this event came from Michelle Hassle, who has been an employee of Dowagiac Union Schools for 15 years. She indicated she wanted to help families, and the community, and empower students to accomplish it. She indicated students were “very excited” to take part.  The items will soon be delivered and a big “thank you” to all of the Sister Lakes families who helped make this event a huge success.