Dare Champions Supports Typhoon Relief in the Philippines

Students at Dare Champions in Virginia are collecting supplies to donate to victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Students at Dare Champions in Virginia are collecting supplies to donate to victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.

Following the devastation of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Dare Champions in York County, Virginia, are collecting supplies to send to families in need. The drive, which began November 14, will send clothes and toiletries such as shampoo, body wash, and toothpaste to those affected by the storm.

“My children are so happy to help the Philippines,” says Site Director Shyniece Rose. “One of my children said ‘we need to help them,’ and my staff and I knew right then and there that we needed to do something.”

Shyniece says her kids regularly engage in the community. They often take nature walks and pick up trash around the school, and write letters of thanks to war veterans.

If you are interested in contributing something to the relief effort with your center, you may find this New York Times blog post on educating children about natural disasters helpful. The article outlines tips on making the typhoon relatable for children, and ways to help them understand the importance of relief.

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