DOWNEY - For two weeks in March, Carpenter Elementary practiced the Character Counts pillar of "Caring" by holding a school-wide fundraiser to raise money for the TLC Family Resource program.The school's goal was $2,500 with each classroom asked to raise at least $100. In the end, Carpenter students and faculty raised more than $4,000, including $400 from the Carpenter PTA and teachers' staff fund. "The pillar of caring is obviously practiced at Carpenter, each and every day," said principal Ruth Hesketh, who also thanked teacher Julia DeLeon who headed the fundraiser. The TLC program assists Downey students with health referrals, counseling and other services.
********** Published: April 19, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 01