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Home | News | Local News | Crosby students deliver Hope Boxes to patients at Children’s Hospital

Crosby students deliver Hope Boxes to patients at Children’s Hospital

Inspired by the book about a Japanese girl surviving leukemia, the students at Crosby Elementary School decided to put their Active Learning Framework skills to good use and visit a local children’s hospital.

The fourth-grade students, guided by teachers Lisa Robles, Maria Villa and Sandy Michaels, delivered Hope Boxes to patients at El Paso Children’s Hospital the week before spring break.

Their inspiration was the book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr. The story tells of a girl with leukemia who believes that origami paper cranes could help her cope with the disease.

Crosby students built their hope boxes, which were filled with hand-made gifts like sock bunnies, melted-crayon artwork, animal jar lanterns, painted picture frames and rock art.

“They worked in groups and used their active learning skills to find do-it-yourself videos to create the items that went into the boxes,” said Crosby Active Learning Leader Catherine Caruso. “The hope is that the boxes would bring joy and a smile to the faces of the patients at the hospital.”

The students delivered the boxes with the help of their parents.

Story by Gustavo Reveles  |  Photo courtesy of Crosby Elementary – EPISD

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