FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2014
Contact: Bevin Theodore
Director of PR & Communications
800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797; firstname.lastname@example.org
Oriole Bird to visit Ritchie Park Elementary School students
who raised money for KidsPeace
The students donated $2,800 in proceeds from the sale of Panther Grams
ROCKVILLE – The Oriole Bird will swoop into a Rockville elementary school on Monday to thank a group of students who raised money for KidsPeace.
For the second year, Ritchie Park Elementary School students have organized a service project to benefit an agency that helps children. This year, the students voted to donate the proceeds to KidsPeace after one student shared how her aunt fostered then adopted two children through the organization.
School Counselor Caroline Capoccia said the students raised more than $2,800 by selling Panther Grams – paw-shaped cards that were attached to a pencil and included a personal message from one student to another on the front and on the back listed one of the school’s six character education values: respect, responsibility, caring, cooperation, honesty and moral courage. The school’s mascot is the panther.
The Oriole Bird, accompanied by KidsPeace staff and Angela Showalter, wife of Orioles Manager Buck Showalter and a member of the KidsPeace Maryland Board of Associates, will be at the school from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mon., June 9. The school is located at 1514 Dunster Road, Rockville.
For more information, please contact Gina Seyfried at 410-964-9329 or Gina.Seyfried@kidspeace.org.
For 132 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/KidsPeaceMaryland or on Twitter @KidsPeace.