Our middle school S-House is really helping out Kids of Steele lately.
Kids of Steele is an organization that helps kids with cancer and other major illnesses by providing them with research and medications. The organization also gives the kids and their siblings stockings at Christmas, gift cards to various places, and many other things that may brighten the kids’ day and help them through a difficult time in their lives.
Here’s an update on what’s been going on with the S-House’s work with Kids of Steele.
Thank you to all those who participated in the 50/50 drawing for Kids of Steele! We hit and even slightly exceeded our goal of $500! Congratulations to Ms. Nicole Thomas who won $254 in the drawing! The other half of the money went to purchase $5 gift cards to Target. The Kids of Steele Foundation will use the gift cards to stuff into holiday stockings, mark milestones or progress in a patient’s treatment, or to give a boost whenever kids need it.
Stocking Stuffer Event
Sunday, December 6th marked the annual Kids of Steele Stocking Stuffer Event.
S-House members Viona, Bryson, Leandra, and leader Mrs. Barney and her son helped facilitate the event at Tucson Country Club. Kids of Steele foundation representatives were on site as well. Kids of Steele members and their families also came to put goodies into stockings for kids who are going to spend Christmas in the hospital as well as their siblings. Among the stocking stuffers were mini notebooks, colored pencils, jolly bendy elves, scratch ornaments, candy canes, playing cards, and $5 gift cards to Target. Attached to each stocking was a friendly and inspiring note for the recipient to read to help bring good cheer. The notes were written by adults and children.
S-House was able to donate 53 $5 Target gift cards to the Kids of Steele Foundation. In addition to being used as stocking stuffer gifts, the gift cards are also given to patients when they hit milestones in their treatment or make other significant progress. Because the Kids of Steele organization cannot spend money on gift cards, they rely heavily upon donations. The S-House was proud to raise the money and donate gifts cards to this very worthy cause.
Once all the stockings were stuffed with goodies and love, they were checked and sent off to be distributed to the kids. Kids of Steele members, volunteers and S-House members stuffed 200 stockings!
During the stocking stuffing event, members and volunteers also enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate and took photos in front of a beautiful wreath.
Kids of Steele representatives are very thankful and appreciative for the services and financial support that S-House has provided this year. In addition to the named events, S-House also sponsored a hole at the organization’s annual mini-golf tournament which raised more than $80,000 for Kids of Steele in October.
We are inspired and so proud of your generosity and community service work, S-House, Mrs. Barney and all those involved!