Lincoln Roosevelt School has a long history of being a very giving school in many ways. Over the years, the school has given to various charities and groups as a means of sharing with the students the need to help fellow citizens when opportunities present itself.
Principal Jack Curtis decided this year to introduce a new program at the school in hopes of helping his students experience the good feeling that comes with being part of a program that stresses helping others.
Continuing in that spirit of giving, he proposed a program that would allow his students to focus on some of the charities that are attempting to find cures for some of the most debilitating diseases and also organizations that help people in a time of need.
This program allowed students at Lincoln/Roosevelt to become aware and familiar with these charities and the efforts that were being made to help their fellow humans.
Curtis said, “Ten well-known charities were selected based on their ongoing contributions to our society and because they are known to be well-run and reputable charities. Contributions from the students weren’t mandatory but they were appreciated. We thank all the families for allowing your kids to get involved in this giving endeavor and allowing them to become more familiar with how these charitable groups help other less fortunate individuals.”
Each month focused on the respective charity. They American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, Alzheimer’s Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Lions Club International, American Heart Association, Kidney Association, American Lung Association, Doctors Without Borders, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Roxbury Social Services.
Thanks to their efforts, the students at Lincoln/Roosevelt were able to raise $1,000 during the course of the year. Each charity received a check for $100 in the name of the Lincoln/Roosevelt School student body.
“I believe it was a good start and hopefully something that can be expanded upon next year,” according to Curtis.