WOODBINE – Children at Woodbine Elementary School, along with their families, friends and teachers, have adopted a preschool class at Lakeshore Elementary School in Houston to help the students in Texas get back on their feet after Hurricane Irma swept the area.

Each Woodbine classroom has a “change for Texas” jar, and kids will collect funds to buy supplies for the Houston school.

“Some of the kids are donating their snack money,” said Jacklyn Merollo, teacher and event organizer. “There are others who are cleaning the change out of their piggy banks. They tell me, ‘They need it more than I do.”

Merollo said the kids and administrators decided to adopt a school because they knew of the devastation left by the hurricane. “Not all of the schools are up and running yet.”

In addition to donations, students and teachers will reach out to the community for supplies to send south to Texas.

Supplies needed include: crayons, markers, construction paper, glue sticks, pencils, colored pencils, big pink erasers, whiteboard markers, tissues, hand sanitizer, clear pencil bags, and toiletries.

Parents and caregivers are asked to deliver any supplies to their child’s homeroom at Woodbine Elementary School, 801 Webster St.

For more information, call 609-861-5174

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