(Students from Anderson Grove Elementary pose with their donations at Grief's Journey)
Students and staff from Anderson Grove Elementary collected 100 items for non-profit Grief's Journey in one week.
Grief’s Journey is a non-profit that offers grief support, as well as training and consultation throughout Nebraska and Iowa.
Noah Payne, a 5th grader, advocated for the student council to do a donation drive for the non-profit.
Payne said he picked an organization that would help both adults and kids. The council voted on which non-profit to support and Grief's Journey was chosen.
Payne interviewed Grief's Journey Development Director Kelly Morris twice to learn more about their mission and also about what the non-profit needs.
Each grade was in charge of collecting an item for the non-profit.
"Although our student council came up with the idea and put it into motion, this was really a schoolwide and community wide effort to support Grief’s Journey," said AG teacher Matthew Meyer.
"Without the students in each grade level informing their parents and the parents purchasing the supplies, we wouldn’t have been as successful as we were. We couldn’t have done it without our Anderson Grove community."
Noah along with other student council members and teachers donated the items on Tuesday, November 26.