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Stephens PTO and students help community

Stephens Elementary PTO is again sponsoring its annual holiday food drive to assist area families in need. Students will be collecting food items from November 1 – 18. Collection boxes will be placed in the front hallway at the school to receive donated items. Items such as canned fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, cereal – any non-perishable food items —may be donated. PTO president Jenny Rex stated, “Stephens has always been active in helping the community. This is one way that some extra help can be given. Last year we were able to assist ten families by giving them a food basket.”

Stephens PTO recently provided the moonwalk for the area “Make a Difference Day” activities. Students made a difference for Pilgrim Place, a neighborhood retirement/nursing home, by collecting donations to help provide extra items needed for Pilgrim Place residents. They also made a difference for the Red Cross with a grand total in donations of $3,710.46. “I am so proud of our school. Todd Davis, our principal, really supports the efforts of the PTO and students when we want to do a community project. We appreciate that so much,” Rex said.

Anyone interested in making a contribution for the holiday food drive may drop the items off at Stephens Elementary, 2402 Aldine Mail Route during regular school hours.