Schools team-up to help Haiti
The Shawnee Mission and De Soto School Districts, as well as other metro districts, are reaching out to help the devastated nation of Haiti.
The districts are asking for donations and supplies to provide relief to those affected by the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck on Jan. 12.
Nine Shawnee Mission Schools, including Broken Arrow Elementary school, have teamed up with Heart to Heart International in Overland Park to collect needed items for Haiti.
"Students Helping Haiti" is a coordinated effort to collect medical supplies and care kits to be distributed to Haiti.
Items in need include bandages, antibiotic creams, gauze, Band-Aids, antibacterial supplies, as well as, personal hygiene kits with towels, wash clothes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and combs.
For more information on the drive visit www.hearttoheart.org or contact on of the participating schools. Schools include, Shawnee Mission East High School, Mission Valley Middle School, Antioch Middle School, Apache Elementary, Belinder Elementary, Broken Arrow Elementary, Corinth Elementary, Highlands Elementary, and Westwood View Elementary.
The De Soto School district is asking patrons, staff and community members to donate to one of two organizations, the American Red Cross or Heart to Heart. The district's efforts run through Jan. 29.
A link on USD 232's Web site, usd232.org, provides two options for donations. The options include secure online donating to both the American Red Cross or Heart to Heart International. The other option is to send cash or check to school.