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Local School's SGA Donates Backpacks, Supplies

The Summit School partnered with the Washington, DC-based Heart of America Foundation.

The Summit School’s student government association (SGA) recently purchased dozens of backpacks and loads of school supplies for children affected by Superstorm Sandy as part of the Heart of America Foundation’s “Operation: BuddyPack.”

Using funds that were collected throughout the month of October—including a bake sale and car wash—the student body rallied together to help children in New York, New Jersey and other areas tragically destroyed by the huge storm, according to a press release.

Three SGA officers personally went to the Edgewater Kmart to buy toiletries, school supplies and personal items for children in need.

Officers Rachel DeVore from Beltsville, Elena Trujillo from Davidsonville and Travon Gray from Fort Washington, helped pick out the supplies that would then be shipped to other students.

Children helping children is one of the core values of “Operation: BuddyPack,” a foundation formed in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, according to a release.

The Summit School’s donation effort is just one of many since Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. Two weeks ago, another private school—St. Andrew’s Day School—also donated for children in the north Atlantic region. 

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