On Friday, Feb. 13, students and staff wore hats in memory of secretary Pam Siples' daughter, Brandee, who was killed in an automobile accident on Nov.17, 2007. The cost was $1 to wear a hat all day. In addition, students were able to choose a paper Riley icon on which they wrote their names that were displayed outside the classrooms.
The students and staff raised a total of $275 for Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
Kids Caring & Sharing provides an exciting opportunity for Indiana school children to learn about the value of helping others. All of the money raised benefits the most immediate needs of the hospital in such non self-supporting clinical areas as endocrinology, immunodeficiency, hemophilia and sickle cell disease, stem cell transplant and neonatal intensive care.
The state's only comprehensive children's hospital, Riley Hospital, serves children and families from all 92 Indiana counties, including many from Clay County.