Fourth graders at Leesburg’s Catoctin Elementary School will soon begin collecting items for children battling cancer in area hospitals.
Students in the fourth grade classes of Linda Knapp, Sarah Webber, Danelle Moser and Ashleigh Hand appeared before the Leesburg Town Council on Feb. 9 to request approval to place a donation box in the lobby of Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. The request was unanimously supported by the council.
The donation box will be a collection area for care packages for children and their families. Items requested for donation by the students include: coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, markers, playing cards, sport trading cards, travel size games, Indulgence brand travel pillows (from Bed, Bath & Beyond), white pillow cases for travel pillows, smaller Lego sets, game boards and games, and Hot Wheels.
Other items sought include things needed for the children’s parents, like toiletries for hospital stays, travel bags, and gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, iTunes and Target. Fun, patterned cotton fabric by the yard to be used for chemo bag covers is also desired. Anyone wishing to donate money toward the cause may make a check out to Team Mathias.