When the 8th grade students at Santa Fe Waldorf School had to cancel their end-of-year trip, they decided to use the $2,800 they had raised for good. They have donated that money along with goods and health supplies to the Navajo Nation, which is suffering from one of the highest per-capita COVID-19 infection and death rates in the US.
The students used the money to purchase essential items for babies and non-perishable food including diapers, formula, toilet paper, wipes, medicines, 50 cans of soup, 75 pounds of potatoes, boxes of pasta, dried beans, rice, pet food and a dozen reusable five gallon jugs filled with water. High school junior, Indie Russell, also crated hand sewn masks to deliver in the mix as well.
"I am very proud of my students, but I'm not surprised," said their teacher, Daisy Barnard. "This is a very generous and compassionate group of teens. They have been raised to think outside their own immediate lives and it shows in moments like this."
- Waldorf Education