Family First: Haiti Kids

Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 --- 4:22 a.m.

In today's family first, it is often tough for parents to talk to their young kids about things like the earthquake in Haiti and the devastation it's caused.

But one local elementary school took their kids concern and turned it into a fund raiser.

Huegel Elementary School on Madison's West side just completed their "Huegel Loves Haiti" campaign.

For three weeks, the students collected money, food, clothes and medical supplies.

They had a student assembly to wrap up the effort this week.

" I think it's really important for kids to be able to have an opportunity to share. And when they feel like there's a major crisis like this, they can pitch in and help as well and hey really feel good about giving. "

One parent alone donated $3,000 in medical supplies!

The money, supplies and other donations are all headed down to Evanston, Illinois, to an organization that takes these things straight to the people of Haiti.

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