A holiday toy and sock drive organized by the 6th grade students at Jacksonville Country Day School for St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach Ministry was a huge success! The 6th graders collected over 1,500 new toys and pairs of socks for the families served by St. Vincent’s.
"These wonderful students are proof that kindness and generosity transcend age," said Jane R. Lanier, CFRE, President of the St. Vincent's Foundation. "Thoughtful and giving children grow up to be thoughtful and giving adults, and we are blessed to have their support. Their compassion allows us to advance our Mission of caring for those who need it most."
Members of the St. Vincent's Mobile Health Outreach Ministry team stopped by on December 16 to pick up the donated toys and socks collected by the 6th grade class. The 6th grade students toured the mobile dental unit and were given hot chocolate. St. Vincent’s Mobile Health Outreach provides free health and dental services to underserved populations in Northeast Florida. The St. Vincent’s team was moved by the generosity of the JCDS community and said the toys and socks will make a big impact with the families they serve this holiday season.
“It has really been incredible to see how generous our students are,” new 6th grade Associate Teacher David Sandlin said. “Thanks to the 6th graders and their teachers for all they have done to organize this drive to help others,” Ruthanne Stabler, Director of Education, said.