MOSAIC students collect hundreds of gifts through toy drive
Three students in the MOSAIC Transition program decided to add an element of service to their project based learning assignment. The students brainstormed for weeks to figure out how they could make a positive impact on the community this holiday season. After presenting the idea to have a community toy drive, with their teachers and administrators, the students reached out to Humble Area Assistance Ministries (H.A.A.M.) to see if they had a need for donations. H.A.A.M. was happy to receive the donations from the students.
The team of three created posters, signs, and toy drive donation boxes for their campus. The goal was to fill a school bus with new and unwrapped toys to help children who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, a school bus parked in front of the Cambridge School ready to be filled with toy donations. The students collected over 400 toys during the Fill-A-Bus event. All of the donated toys will benefit local children in need.
“The confidence I have seen in my students during this project has been pretty amazing,” Quinn Perkins, MOSAIC Transition Program teacher, said. “They have turned this class project into a bigger community event, turning an unfortunate situation for others into something good.”
Perkins hopes this community toy drive will be an annual event for the campus. The students are looking forward to expanding the event next year. To learn more about the MOSAIC program please visit, www.humbleisd.net/mosaic.