Student Council Makes $1,000 Donation to Scotland County Hospital
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Generally children look to the medical profession for help, but in these tough times related to the Coronavirus, it worked in reverse as the Scotland County R-I Elementary School Student Council recently came to the aid of the Scotland County Hospital. The student leaders approved a $1,000 donation to the local medical facility. Student council president Lilly Frederick presented the check to SCH CEO Dr. Randy Tobler and Dr. Jeff Davis.
“I had a hard time holding it together during Lilly’s presentation, thinking about her poise and the unbelievable generosity of the student council,” said Tobler. “We are humbled and deeply touched by this act of kindness from such wise and generous young people in our community.
SCR-I Elementary School Counselor Dani Fromm, explained that the student council was aware their local hospital was struggling due to COVID-19, with many employees having had work hours cut and being asked to furlough.
Elementary school student council members Lilly Frederick, Keely Brown, Finley Heine and Austin Ambrose decided to act. After a trying conclusion to the 2019-2020 school year, the school officers decided to act.
“They saw a need and filled it to the best of their ability,” said the Fromm, the group’s advisor. “The kids made the decision to donate their student council funds, all of it, to our local hospital.”
The group hoped their generosity would not go unnoticed, but not for the recognition. The council made the donation with the express idea that other area charitable organizations might follow suit.
“They decided it was time to act, time to help our own,” said Fromm. “They are hoping that community as a whole will come together and share the kindness,” she said.
The student council raises funds throughout the school year through a variety of fundraisers and activities including raffles and the sale of supplies and other items. The efforts allowed the council to donate nearly $2,500 to local causes. The group supported a local effort to make quilts for the homeless and also made a significant contribution to a classmate’s battle with a major health issue.
Scotland County R-I Elementary School student council president Lilly Frederick presents a $1,000 donation from the group to Dr. Randy Tobler and Dr. Jeff Davis to help support Scotland County R-I Hospital as it battles through the COVID-19 situation.