Mrs. Laughbaum’s Social Studies classes studied the global issue of food supply. They were shocked to learn of food scarcity right here in Bettendorf. Several classes really wanted to do something and suggested they start a club with Mrs. Laughbaum. One day per month they have club and decide what topic they will take action on.
The students made the blankets and collected all of the items in the care bags. In the bags were water bottles, a snack, tissues, chapstick, deodorant, toothbrush, tooth paste, floss, socks, hat, wipes, shampoo, and soap. Each class looked up shelters in Bettendorf and Davenport, then students presented to the class the one they felt strongly about. Next, they voted. The recipients of the bags and blankets were Safer Foundation/Safer House, Salvation Army (3 classes chose this one), Humility of Mary, and Churches United. Each class had two project managers that did a great job keeping track of everything AND asking Mrs. Reid for money: