A group of Crane Eighth Graders devoted their Service Learning efforts this year to help support kids going through life-threatening illnesses and treatment. They started with the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and created activity books for children to enjoy while undergoing chemotherapy. They held various bake sales and campus wide events to support their cause. In April the group of 13 students, and teacher, Janey Cohen, organized and held a concert to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, in hopes of being able to grant one wish by raising $5,000. The efforts were spearheaded by student, Brenda Rodriguez, whose younger sister, Briana, now a Crane second grader, was diagnosed with cancer at age five. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Briana's wish with a trip to Disney World for five days, "where they all felt like movie stars!" Briana is now cancer free! Brenda was so appreciative of what the Make-A-Wish Foundation did for her family, she hopes to help bring the same joy to more families. The community was so touched and inspired by the students, the contributions came through at more than $10,000! Enough for two wishes!! Wednesday's assembly featured a representative from the Make-A-Wish Foundation reeving the $10,000 check from the Crane students. She mentioned that one wish would send a family to Disneyland while the other family is going to Disney World. We are so proud of these Eighth Graders and their generous leadership within the community.
The students were also featured on KEYT. Click here to see!http://www.keyt.com/news/local/Two-Wishes-Granted-Thanks-to-a-Local-School-155838745.html
Copyright © 2011 Crane Country Day School | Contact Crane | Contact Web Designer 1795 San Leandro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 | PH: (805) 969-7732