As part of Catholic Schools Week community outreach in January, Saint Ambrose students collected, created and packaged Chemo Care Kits to children who are battling cancer at Akron Children’s Hospital. The were able to experience hands on learning during this project of generosity and discussed ways to enable others to feel loved, entertained, distracted and comfortable during these difficult times.
Each class was assigned items to bring in for the Chemo Care Kits, and during class discussed the “why” of each item. Our Kindergartners and Sixth Graders created the care packages together with one another in Hilkert Hall. We would like to extend a BIG thank you to Marcie McClarnon for spearheading this amazing service project and to our families for the TREMENDOUS outpouring and response. We appreciate everyone’s energy, passion and devotion to making this a reality for our students. Thanks to Marcie McClarnon’s vision and the incredible generosity from our school families we were able to build and distribute almost 200 chemo care kids to the children at Akron Children’s Hospital!!! It took 3 SUV’s to transport all of them to Akron! We continue to shine by our “Angels Making a Difference”. What a blessing!