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As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, we're all getting ready for the holidays. This year, students and participants at Springbrook have been working to brighten the holidays for others.
Students from the School at Springbrook participated in Scholastic Book's Better Bedtime Pajama Drive. Through the program, pajamas are collected for children in need with Scholastic donating an age appropriate book to the child also. This is the second year students at Springbrook have participated in the program. They collected an amazing 70 pairs of pajamas to be donated to children living in foster care and shelters in the Binghamton area.
Participants from Springbrook's Day Habilitation programs in Oneonta and Cooperstown took time in December to write Christmas cards to individuals they've never met. Springbrook's "Care Club" members spent two days writing nearly 900 Christmas cards for service men and women currently serving overseas. Over the last seven year, the dedicated work of the care club has sent over 9,000 cards and nearly 1,000 care packages to our nation' service members who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan during the holidays.
Students, participants and staff at Springbrook also worked together to create 20 themed Christmas boxes to donate to the Salvation Army. The box drive, coordinated by the School at Springbrook Nursing Staff, helps benefit individuals and families who need assistance during the holidays. Themes this year included a get better box, a box of cookie making supplies, a movie night box and donations of clothes, toys and non-perishable foods.