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Posted on: September 13, 2017

#OrindaCares: Educating and Inspiring Children to be Compassionate Global Citizens

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That is why we have launched #OrindaCares, a partnership program with Orinda Schools, The City of Orinda, Miramonte High School, and a non-profit organization, Mindful Littles, to inspire all Orinda students through meaningful service learning opportunities.



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#OrindaCares: Educating and Inspiring Children to be Compassionate Global Citizens

We strive for all Orinda students to contribute as engaged, compassionate citizens to local, national, and global communities. That is why we have launched #OrindaCares, a partnership program with Orinda Schools, The City of Orinda, Miramonte High School, and a non-profit organization, Mindful Littles, to inspire all Orinda students through meaningful service learning opportunities.

Our First Project: Helping Hands for Houston 
Our first project, Helping Hands for Houston (HHH), is focused on supporting the student victims of Hurricane Harvey. According to the Superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, “Children will be dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster, working to overcome fears of recurrence, loss, and other issues causing anxiety... many of our students have lost everything, including basic school supplies. Providing them with quality backpacks and the tools to do their work in school will help them feel loved, cared for, and prepared.”

For our HHH initiative, we are partnering with Sydney Paige Inc., a local backpack company dedicated to promoting the importance of education and enriching the lives of children in need.
  • Our goals with this community initiative are to:
  • Raise funds to provide 1,000 backpacks filled with necessary school supplies
  • Educate and inspire our children to be compassionate global citizens
  • Engage our students in hands-on service learning projects to help Houston kids

During the HHH project, we will launch service learning initiatives at all OUSD sites and at Miramonte High School. These initiatives will culminate in a Backpack “Assembly Party” on Sunday, October 15th, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Orinda Community Center where students and community members will come together to fill each purchased backpack with supplies and student-created messages of hope and compassion.

Please join our community effort today and support #OrindaCares. Together with open hearts, we hope to make a significant impact on the lives of many Hurricane Harvey victims. 
DONATE NOW!



Additional information is available HERE.

 Our #OrindaCares: Helping Hands for Houston Partner


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