Stratford students bring their passion and skills to leadership roles inside and outside of the classroom.
Saratoga, California (PRWEB) June 19, 2015
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has commended Stratford School students for raising over $123,000 for charities in the Bay Area and around the world. Students raised funds and awareness through Stratford Cares, a school-wide program that encourages students to become responsible citizens by supporting a Bay Area or global charity of their choice.
Citizenship is one of the Six Pillars of Character taught at Stratford School to help develop empathy and values in students. The goal for Stratford Cares is for each Stratford student to become a responsible citizen who is a steward of the environment and actively contributes to his or her local and global communities.
Students and Stratford Cares raised funds and awareness for the following national and international charities:
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- Coins for Cancer
- Heifer International
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
- Michelle Monje Research Lab at Stanford
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Pennies for Patients
- Ronald McDonald House
- Save our Children
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Stratford Cares also donated a total of 15,200 pounds of food, 300 toys, 60 pairs of shoes, 50 coats, 50 pajamas, and 4 bins of birthday decorations to the following charities in 2015:
- Alameda County Food Bank
- Contra Costa Food Bank
- Family Giving Tree
- My New Red Shoes
- Party Child
- Sacred Heart Community Service
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Tri-City Volunteers
“As proud as we are of our students' academic achievements, we take the most pride in watching them grow into caring, well-rounded young adults who give back to their communities through compassionate service initiatives. Stratford students bring their passion and skills to leadership roles inside and outside of the classroom,” said Barbara Timm-Brock, COO of Stratford School. “We are proud to see them extend Stratford’s uplifting culture to the global community.”
About Stratford School
Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum particularly in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to private high schools and colleges or advanced placement in public schools. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to actively participate in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities.