Cobb and Stafford Support Children’s Health Hospitals

Mar 19, 2015

Students and staff at Cobb and Stafford middle schools are using their passion for books and reading to help others.

Through separate initiatives, the schools raised funds and collected books to donate to patient libraries at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and Plano. The libraries help bring comfort to kids in difficult medical circumstances.

At Cobb Middle School, students collected pledges for their participation in the Camp Half-Blood Read-a-Thon, held the evening of Friday, February 20.

For several hours, students read books in tents by flashlight, competed in fun relay games with fellow "demigods" by cabin, sang around the "campfire" and took part in book review conversations.

At the end of the night, the total amount of pledges was revealed. Donations to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and Plano totaled nearly $4,500, or more than double the school’s goal.

At Stafford Middle School, students and teachers participated in #BookItForward, an initiative to share inspiring books and stories with others.

During the school’s Spring Book Fair, students and staff were encouraged to bring in new books and monetary donations to donate to Children’s Medical Center in Plano.

A total of 113 books and $460 dollars was raised, and the hospital’s librarian even got the opportunity to shop the book fair using the donated funds.