CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Upper elementary students from Charleston Montessori School learned firsthand about the struggles many people in Charleston face to meet basic needs on a recent visit to the Covenant House Drop In Center.
The students, accompanied by guide Emily Capece and assistant Rachel Hicks, delivered 200 tubes of toothpaste to the center and took a tour of the three-story building at 600 Shrewsbury St. with Covenant House Executive Director Ellen Allen.
At the end of the visit, Allen spoke to the students about the shortage of food to meet needs in the Charleston area. One item in particular sparked the students' interest: cereal. The students decided to coordinate a schoolwide cereal drive for Covenant House as their project for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Day of Service.
The cereal drive, which began Aug. 16, will end Sept. 18. Students will deliver the cereal to the Covenant House food pantry, located at First Presbyterian Church.
Community members are encouraged to join the cereal drive and may drop off boxes or bags of cereal during school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Charleston Montessori School is located at 805 Price St., on the West Side. For more information, call 304-340-9000 or visit www.educatewv.com.
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