Santa Catalina Lower and Middle School students and their families donated an estimated three carloads' worth of coats and socks to wildfire victims in Santa Rosa.
Sonoma County is still recovering from the devastating fires in October. In January, the school community came together for a coat drive to help bring warmth to those affected. The drive was focused on kindergarten through sixth-graders and their families.
In addition to collecting coats and socks, students wrote cards offering prayers and hope. The second-grade Compassion in Action class placed some of those cards in the pockets of the coats. Later, Compass groups created cards thanking the firefighters who helped protect homes and keep people safe.
For Catalina students, the service project reinforced the value of doing an unselfish act for people they don't know.