Lower School Community Service Coordinator and Kindergarten teacher Caitlin Coleman thanks all those who contributed to the Hurricane Harvey and Irma Relief efforts. The Browning community raised $2,121.19 to benefit affected schools through Donors Choose, which allows teachers to request much-needed supplies for their students and dedicates a particular portion of their site to Harvey and Irma relief. All donations went directly to affected schools in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Ms. Coleman noted, “As a community, we felt that the idea of schools helping other schools was a place to start.”
She also extends her appreciation to those who generously supported a second fundraiser benefiting victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Browning’s three-day event raised $1,235 for Habitat for Humanity, which will help rebuild homes lost in this disaster. “As news of each storm's destruction was often intimidating or confusing to our boys – particularly the youngest ones – we wanted to help all Browning students understand that when difficult times arise, people can always do something to help,” Ms. Coleman said.