It’s a cause that has hit close to home for some in the Windsor Central School District. On Thursday, students from Weeks Elementary gave back with a donation to A Room to Heal.
A Room to Heal creates calming, peaceful and uplifting environments in the homes of children battling serious medical conditions to help them heal. The design of an environment can have a therapeutic effect on a sick child. A Room to Heal has helped over 100 children in the area, including Windsor student Mylee Siedlecky.
“It’s affected some of the people in the school. People have families and friends who have been helped by A Room to Heal, so once we did the research and talked about it, this was the choice,” said Trapani.
“It feels good. All of the kids who are sick can be happy now,” said Dylan Newman, a 4th grader and Weeks Student Council Vice
Weeks Student Council led a donation drive at the school which raised $618. The key to the drive was a fundraising spaghetti dinner at the school in May. Weeks TPC, the school’s parent/teacher organization, matched that amount, for a total donation of $1,236.
“When we come together and reveal the amount of the donation, it’s exciting. Students see what they chipped in. Everyone feels excited for what they did to help sick kids feel better,” said 5th
grader and Student Council President Addyson Guarino.
The school announced the donation during its Character
“The message of this assembly is citizenship and leadership, and it’s so on-point with this donation,” said Linda Snyder, Past President of A Room to Heal, who accepted the donation on the charity’s behalf. “It means a lot to have children help us do what we do.”