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Missouri S&T’s South Central Regional Professional Develop Center (RPDC) recently served as a collection site for the “Kits 4 Kids” relief project for Haiti earthquake relief. A total of 3,072 personal hygiene kits were collected in Rolla, with 20 south central regional school districts participating in the project.
Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education organized the project. Eleven RPDCs statewide collected more than 30,000 kits that were assembled and donated by RPDC staff members also helped load the kits onto the Convoy of Hope truck on Friday, Feb. 5, for delivery to the Springfield-based relief organization, which will distribute the kits to children in Haiti.
“The response to this project has been overwhelming and heartwarming,” says Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro. “Students, parents and teachers found this to be an easy, inexpensive and tangible way for students to make a real contribution to children and families who are suffering in Haiti.”