Barton Elementary collects more than 1,100 personal care items for Poverty in America Awareness Month

    Barton Elementary donation drive

    Students and staff at Clara Barton Elementary did a lot of collecting throughout the month of January. The first month of the year is Poverty in America Awareness Month. Barton celebrates a different character trait each month based on their Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum Purposeful People. The trait for the month of January was Cooperation. Clara Barton’s Equity team wanted to connect showing cooperation in action by hosting a Sock and Personal Hygiene Drive for those in our community most in need. The school and individual grade levels worked together to collect as many items as possible.  Barton students and families donated over 1100 personal care, hygiene and winter warmth items that are being donated to two non-profit organizations that serve the greater Redmond community: Essentials First and Hopelink.