March 23, 2018
Streams raises more than $7,000 for Best Buddies
The Streams Elementary School community raised $7,113.02 to benefit Best Buddies through its 14th annual Children for Children initiative. Students presented the check to a representative from the Best Buddies organization on Friday, March 23, 2018.
With the slogan, “A Simple Act Can Make a Difference,” the Streams’ Children for Children community service initiative was first launched in the 2004-05 school year when a small group of parents approached Principal Dr. Claire Miller about developing a child-focused, child-driven charity event. The goal was simple: expose students to other children in the world who are in need, and show them how they, themselves, can make a difference.
Each year, the school selects a different charitable organization – the only prerequisite is that the organization must help children. Since 2005, the Children for Children initiative has raised nearly $75,000 to benefit 14 local, regional, national and international organizations. Charities include Connecting Children with Champions, UNICEF Tsunami Relief, Katrina School Fund, CORE Organ, Dominican Republic Outreach Program, Heifer International, National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple, Casey’s Clubhouse, charity: water, Jameson’s Army, Grady’s All Stars, The Education Partnership, Global Links, Our Clubhouse and Beverly’s Birthdays.