Willowbrook School is showing that character counts by collecting donations for a school in Puerto Rico that was severely affected by Hurricane Maria. We are holding a a school & art supply drive for the week of October 10.
At this Friday’s Flag Raising, two Willowbrook students with family in Puerto Rico gave a short presentation about Hurricane Maria’s impact and next week’s donation drive. They shared a video introducing Nueva Ponce de Leon School.
Nueva Ponce de Leon School is located in Barrio Juan Domingo, a very poor community in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Some of the school’s buildings were completely destroyed, including the art room and the building that housed the high school. Twelve families in the community lost their homes. The school, which is the true center of the community, is working to care for the children and affected families as the community rebuilds. All donations will benefit the school via Juan Domingo en Accion, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. You can find more information by visiting www.jdapr.org.
Willowbrook students are invited to bring in monetary donations, school and art supplies next week. These may include pends, pencils, colored construction paper, crayons, markers, paint and brushes.
We will have collection boxes in the front school entrance. Monetary donations can be brought in a marked envelope and handed to the classroom teacher or front desk. If you wish to write a check, you can make it out Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 with a memo notation of Puerto Rico. We will share our collection totals in a future issue of “What’s Up Willowbrook”.