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When presented with the challenge to get involved in The Cajun Cowgirls school supply drive for children in Louisiana recently, St. Mary's Catholic School students wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to help. St. Mary’s organized a three-day school supply drive, with the items delivered to the victims of the Louisiana flooding on August 25, 2016.
Students, alumni and friends of the school were encouraged to bring any school supplies to help. The students in Louisiana were two days into their school year before losing everything. Families and friends of St. Mary’s Catholic School brought crayons, pencils, paper, spirals, markers, glue and many other items.
Leticia Adams, SMS kindergarten teacher, used the opportunity as a teaching lesson for her students. When it was time to sort the items, she had her class do a math sorting project. The kindergarten class organized all the supplies into big containers which were loaded for transport by the Apache Football team.
“We went in with the idea that something or anything would be better than nothing. All I can say is that I am amazed once again by the generosity of our community, our families, and our students,” SMS Principal John Mein said. “The outpouring of donations, that we thought might fill a box, quickly filled an office, then an office and a separate room, and finally a whole truck. It's tough enough to get school started, and I can't imagine getting school started under such adverse circumstances as those in the flooded regions of Louisiana. I just hope that the little things we have done can give a few students a good start to this new school year, and make sure they know their Texas neighbors have them in their prayers.”
The school supplies, along with clothing, toiletries and other donations, were delivered by SMS parents Amy Cop and Anna Ottmers,. Cop said the devastation was intense. She encouraged everyone to get involved. “You can’t help everyone, but if everyone just helped one person,” Cop said.