For the past several years, fifth-grade students from Suisun Elementary have raised money for an end-of-the-year celebrations by selling “buddy grams” for Valentine’s Day.
Under the guidance of student leadership, the fifth-grade class transformed this year’s event into a community service project designed to support neighbors in need.
Led by fifth-grade student leaders, Fernanda Rios and Jeremiah Rabara, students and staff collected hygiene items in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. In exchange for dropping off donations, students were given a buddy gram to send to a friend. The grams, short messages expressing friendship and kindness, were delivered to classes on Feb. 14.