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RBR Students Creates Cards to Cheer Hospitalized Children during the Holidays

RBR Students Creates Cards to Cheer Hospitalized Children during the Holidays

 

RBR students create cards for hospitalized children for the holidays Over two days in early December, students work through their lunch periods and join their fellow classmates in creating festive cards filled with inspirational messages for children going through very painful and lonely times in their young lives.

 

“I always tell the students that this is something simple you can do as teenagers to make a difference in a child’s life during the holidays,” states RBR teacher Jennifer Casaine.

 

Mrs. Casaine and Ms. Cassandra Dorn, who host the event, collect the materials for the project from the greater RBR community. They are especially looking for donations of old Christmas cards, ribbons and other arts and crafts. This year, its popularity has moved the program from the traditional large classroom to the entire media center.

 

Mrs. Casaine explains, “It is really an inspirational program started by a teenager who, due to a chronic, serious illness, has endured much time in a hospital.  Personally created cards from strangers gave her such comfort that she decided to start this program. It has since gone worldwide reaching over 100,000 kids in 50 states and several countries. We are very happy to be part of this program and I hope to expand it next year to the middle schools.”

RBR students created cards for hospitalized kids for the holidays