Hurricane Relief Penny Drive (9/5-15)

2017 Hurricane Harvey- Child Friendly Space

Friends, as you may have heard, Texas and Louisiana are experiencing massive floods from Hurricane Harvey.  You can help children who are affected by the floods by bringing spare change to school to donate to Save The Children’s relief efforts.

Here is some information on what Save the Children is doing to help children and families:

As hundreds of displaced families, including many with infants and toddlers, continue to arrive in shelters seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding, Save the Children has moved quickly to provide the city’s shelters with the necessary equipment and services to keep children safe. Among other things, our emergency teams are:

 Delivering family-friendly relief supplies including cribs, strollers, changing tables,, baby shampoo, diapers and baby-safe portable tubs.

 Setting up Child-friendly spaces in shelters where kids can play and learn while parents manage their family’s emergency needs.

• Providing specially trained staff to help children dealing with difficult emotions that can come up during disasters.

• Planning for the long-term recovery, helping communities restore child-care, early education programs and children’s emotional well-being.

You can learn more about Save the Children at their website.