A class of fifth-graders at Top of the World Elementary School may never know the babies who will benefit from their gift of more than $700 to the Laguna Beach Community Clinic.
But they do know it was appreciated.
Clinic officials visited the school March 25 to express their thanks for the money the students donated to support the neonatal program at the clinic and to present a plaque to Susan Dick's class.
"It is amazing that in the fifth grade you are already involved in community service," said Dr. Niall Cullen, clinic gynecologist and obstetrician.
The students studied Laguna's nonprofit organizations before selecting the clinic as the recipient, Dick said.
"What appealed to them was that the clinic cares for babies," Dick said. "They thought the clinic responds to a real need in the community."
The students sold items from candles to dolls that they made at the school's holiday craft fair.