Senior class running Tools for Schools drive

Alison Rollman

Staff Writer

As part of the annual senior project tradition, in which Milken seniors either volunteer at an organization or fundraise for a cause, the class of 2011 is hosting their Tools for Schools drive.

From March 7 to 18, the seniors will be collecting school supplies for underprivileged students in the Los Angeles Unified School District who cannot afford to purchase their own.

“Every child should have the opportunity for a quality education, and simple things like glue sticks and lined paper can have a substantial impact in the education of those who cannot afford these supplies,” Jennifer Hanasab ’11 said.

The seniors added that despite the fact that the drive is spearheaded by the twelfth grade, the entire school is encouraged to participate.

Students are encouraged to bring notebook paper, pens, pencils, glue sticks, highlighters, colored markers, spiral notebooks, and erasers to the drop-off boxes during morning carpool. Once collected by the twelfth grade class council, they will then be given to Jewish Family Service’s SOVA pantry, which will distribute the supplies to students in need.