Last year, kids from the Harrington School helped out survivors of the Fukushima disaster in Japan. This year, their thoughts are a little closer to home.
Recently Harrington School principal Michael Lacava presented a $500 check to help survivors of the Woodcrest Fire earlier this year, courtesy of spare change donated by Harrington students themselves.
For Lacava, the donation was not just an opportunity to do good, but also a moment to teach his students that they can make an impact as well.
“We wanted to do something for the community,” said Lacava. “It all goes back to what we try to tell the kids about giving back.”
The check was accepted by the successor to the Woodcrest Relief Group, now known as “Chelmsford Cares”, which hopes to facilitate donation efforts for anyone looking to help those in need throughout town.
More information on Chelmsford Cares is available on their Facebook page.