Gardner Collects Toys for Festival of Stars

Gardner Collects Toys for Festival of Stars
Posted on 12/06/2019
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As their Jr. Beta Club Community Service Project, Gardner STEM Magnet School 4th-6th grade students hosted a local toy drive for the annual Arkansas Children’s Hospital “Festival of Stars” toy and donation drive event. Toys have been donated by students, staff members, and community partners across the HSSD, and placed in bins in the front offices of Gardner STEM and Park Magnet schools. Donations were excitedly delivered today by our kids, alongside those from schools across Arkansas, at a special Festival of Stars Ceremony hosted at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. 

Erica Phillips, Executive Director of Volunteer Engagement at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, sent this message of thanks to our students and families:

Dear Gardner Stem Magnet School,

During the holiday season, there is no better gift than one in support of children’s health. We appreciate your kind and generous donation of toys to Arkansas Children's, which will go a long way in spreading joy to the patients who spend the holidays here.

We are so thankful for generous donors like you who truly make a difference in our patients' lives. I am grateful to call you a partner in our mission to champion children.

Because of you, children are better today and will be healthier tomorrow.


Thank you to our Gardner Jr. Beta Club Coordinator Mrs. Jennifer Calley, and a host of generous givers who made the delivery possible! 

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