Sixth grade students from Mid-Buchanan R-V School District recently donated funds to Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph, Medical Center.
Katie Bishop, a sixth-grade teacher at Mid-Buchanan, said the project helped students become more aware of the impact they can have at a young age.
“Everything that they are doing today impacts the future,” Bishop said. “Not only for them, but for the generations to come.”
Funds from the project will benefit the Mosaic Park Cart program at the medical center. The Mosaic Park Cart travels to children who are patients in the emergency room, same-day care and pediatrics. The cart provides books, puzzles, games and blankets to those in need.
Barkley Herner, organizer of the Mosaic Park Cart, said the Mosaic Park Cart is an opportunity to bring comfort and joy to children who stay at the medical center.
“The hospital is not a comfortable place for everybody,” Herner said. “If we can bring some comfort to those who come in our doors, that is what we should strive to do.”
The funds for the project were raised through a baking sale. Mid-Buchanan students and educators involved in the project include: Ms. Katie Bishop, Eliana Arambula, Lainey Bittiker, Lindy Eaton, Karly Kelly, Kaylea Myers, Morgan Partridge, Ava Pearson, Ella Robinson, Kaelin Rudkin, Aby Tompkins and Leah Yates.