SCUSD students, staff pitch in for Philippine typhoon victims, Sacramento residents in need

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Across the Sacramento City Unified School District, students and staff are pitching in to help both victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and less fortunate families at home.

For example, in just four days students at California Middle School raised $550 for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The money will be donated to the Red Cross.

At nearby C.K. McClatchy High School, the Associated Student Body voted to give a $1,500 award won in a distracted driving awareness contest to typhoon relief efforts. The ASB’s ultimate goal is to raise $5,000 for the Philippines.

Students at H.W. Harkness Elementary School will be selling hot chocolate and lemonade this Friday as a Philippines fundraiser.

And John Cabrillo Elementary’s Student Leadership class, along with the school’s PTA, put together Thanksgiving baskets for 20 Cabrillo families with turkeys, stuffing and all the “fixins”.