El Morro students warm up holidays
El Morro Elementary School's second annual One Warm Coat Drive recently collected more than 700 coats for the Laguna Relief and Resource Center.
The monthlong coat drive was part of the school's "Character Counts" program, which focuses on teaching students about six pillars of good character: responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness and respect. December's pillar is caring, and El Morro students demonstrated this virtue by delivering a record number of coats.
"I'm very, very proud of our students. The 700 coats they collected will certainly make a difference to many people this winter," said Principal Chris Duddy. "I hope the community will continue to embrace our efforts in years to come."
Feeding the needy this holiday season
The Holiday Care Package program recently took place at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, where the Rotary Club handed out 26 holiday care packages to low-income families from the club's TLC preschool program.