ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School Pay It Forward class is raising funds and collecting toys to benefit the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.
The students plan to “Fill the Van” with toys to bring to the center’s playroom in time for Christmas.
The students will accept donations through Wednesday, Dec. 18. Anyone interested in donating is asked to contact Zale Benton at the high school at 518-568-2011.
The students will accept donations of coloring books, construction paper, crayons, markers, colored pencils, water color sets, Uno and other card games, Fisher Price doctor kits, musical infant toys and toddler toys, crib toys, lullaby CDs, teethers and rattles, Pay Dough, dream catcher kits, bracelet kits, craft kits and gift cards of any sort.
The Pay It Forward class — which is among the 20 new electives at OESJ High School — focuses on community service. In addition to their holiday initiatives, students through the class work with a variety of community groups and charities including a foster home, an animal shelter, the children’s hospital and more.