As the leaves begin to change and the weather begins to cool, many of us start to prepare for the very cold temperatures that follow in the winter months. At this time of year, staff members at Cardinal Valley Elementary School begin to look for coats, hats and glove for students.
Cardinal Valley has many students who live in poverty: 97 percent are on free and reduced lunch. There are many students who are learning English as a second language and, as such, face language barriers in getting resources. Currently there are 700 students at Cardinal Valley.
If you would like to donate a coat, gloves or hats for the annual coat drive, it would be greatly appreciated. Coats should be sized for children ages 4-12. Items can be dropped off on the front porch at 721 Aurora Ave. (Ann Olliges).
Thank you so much for your consideration and help with keeping these students warm during the winter months.