Churchill Road SCA representatives and officers presented a check to Janice Reardon, executive director, Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Churchill Road Elementary School Student Council Association (SCA) recently conducted a two-week long campaign to raise funds to send a child to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) summer camp in Western Maryland. Thanks to their work and the generosity of the school community, the SCA was able to raise more than $1,400 by selling $1, $3 and $5 shamrocks in the “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference” campaign – enough to send two children to camp. Donors’ names were noted on the shamrocks and displayed in the school’s front lobby. SCA sponsor and school counselor Ms. Jamie Meyers said:
“The Student Council officers at Churchill Road felt such a connection with MDA’s ‘Make a Muscle, Make a Difference’ campaign because it helped children go to summer camp, a joy that CRS students usually get to relish every year without a thought. The kids with Muscular Dystrophy who are fortunate enough to go to camp are able to fit in and experience all that camp has to offer surrounded by peers that are just like them. SCA immediately agreed that they wanted to offer that experience to someone.”
On April 10, the students presented a check for the funds they raised to Janice Reardon, executive director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ms. Reardon told the children that, thanks to their efforts, MDA would be able to send two children, not just one, to summer camp. She went on to say:
“On behalf of the 1,300 families we serve throughout the Greater Washington D.C. Metro area - thank you - we cannot do our work without the work you do... all our best to all of you at Churchill Road Elementary School.”