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D135 Hurricane Relief Efforts



Schools across District 135 have been diligently working to provide assistance to those affected by the recent slew of hurricanes.  Students and staff got creative with their donation drives and learned the importance of lending a helping hand in the process.


At Centennial, ‘Hats for Harvey’ helped raise over $1200 for the American Red Cross.  Students and staff could donate $1 or more and they were able to wear a hat on Friday, September 1st.  They repeated that same model, collecting money during ‘Flip Flops for Florida’, and were able to raise $1,100 for the American Red Cross just two weeks later.


Park, Liberty, and High Point collected a combination of donated items and money to assist a variety of organizations.  High Point’s collections totaled $2,616.  Part of their collection will go to the American Red Cross in the hopes that it will help those affected by both hurricanes, and some of it will go to Austin Pets Alive to help animals that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.  


Century Junior High’s student council collected items for hurricane relief, and focused their efforts on collecting flashlights, batteries, and toiletries, and delivered them to the Village of Orland Park’s drop-off location.  Jerling Junior High’s student council also collected cleaning supplies, water, food, and pet supplies to Orland’s collection drive.


Christina Kmetty’s class at Prairie adopted a classroom in Texas, collecting school supplies and books to help them get back on track for the school year.


Staff at Meadow Ridge and District Office also helped out by collecting items for Orland Hills’ Operation Friendship drive!


We are so proud of our District 135 family for their generosity and truly hope that these donations are making a positive impact on those affected by the hurricanes.


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