Since 2013, Creating for Care has raised over $66,000 for the nonprofit organization
Houston, TX, May 28, 2019 – Students from Deerwood Elementary school took the stage at Atascocita High School (AHS) on Sunday, May 19 where AHS Directors and the Theater Department graciously hosted and supported the performance of Stuart – an original play based on the book Stuart Little by E.B. White. Each year, students from the Creating for Care program at Deerwood Elementary School come together to host a unique and amazing performance – an annual fundraiser that provides students an opportunity to “create for a cause.” Benefitting The Periwinkle Foundation, the organization raised an impressive $16,200 in 2019.
Celebrating its sixth year, Creating for Care is a service learning organization that offers students the opportunity to participate in volunteer projects while also learning more about the arts. The nonprofit organization was founded by Robin Robinson, a former teacher at Deerwood Elementary and now Pine Forest Elementary School Counselor, as a way to honor her late son Ethan while giving hope to kids fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
“It has been such a privilege watching Creating for Care grow into what it is today, and while we are continuing to expand, our organization’s mission remains the same,” said Robin Robinson. “Teaching our students about volunteerism and giving back to the community continues to be the heart of this organization, and seeing kids caring for kids is a most powerful form of love.”
Each year, proceeds from the performance organized by the Creating for Care program go directly to The Periwinkle Foundation to support camps, arts and survivor programs for children, teens and families at Texas Children’s Hospital who are challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Over the past six years, Creating for Care has raised over $66,000.
“Robin and the Creating for Care students continue to make a tremendous impact at Periwinkle and in the lives of the children and families we serve. Robin has created a movement that has truly made Periwinkle a more impactful organization,” said Doug Suggitt, Executive Director of The Periwinkle Foundation. “We are incredibly grateful for all of their ongoing support over the past six years.”