Lindbergh students provide for family in need

Lindbergh School District students and staff recently collected more than $900 in contributions for a “100 Neediest Cases” family.

Donated items included food, personal care items, gift cards and money for utility payments.

Ten Lindbergh High School juniors attended a Leadership Academy sponsored by Southwest Business Partnerships and were assigned to create a service project that would impact their school or community.

“The team wanted to assist a family who has a member suffering from a terminal illness because a student recently lost a parent to one. When the students contacted 100 Neediest Cases, they found a terminally ill single mother and her three children,” Lindbergh business educator Judy Girard stated in a district news release.

In two weeks, the students coordinated with Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Career Explorations, Pilot and Spirit Publications’ classes and created a loose-change drive.

The Entrepreneurship class donated $112 in taxes from their businesses, the Guidance Department contributed $125, the custodial staff gathered $85 and Sappington Elementary provided $35. Students also contributed during breakfast and lunch.

Caseworker Draetha Harris stated, “I have served hundreds of clients for the 100 Neediest Cases and never received such a generous gift for one of my clients.”

Girard stated, “The students really appreciate everyone who helped make a family’s wish come true.”