Rockwood students donate Hot Wheels for the holidays
Working together, students from Marquette and Lafayette collected more than 4,425 Hot Wheels cars for children in need. This is the third consecutive year for Marquette teachers Ed Bolton and Dr. Melissa Gable and Lafayette teacher Traci Bolton to host a joint collection drive to benefit Toys for Tots. From their efforts, more than 10,000 Hot Wheels cars have been collected by these school communities since 2010.
According to Ed Bolton, students got creative with the collection this year. “In order to exceed last year’s total, some students had their families bring cars to Thanksgiving dinner while others asked younger students that they work with in the community to donate.”
Traci Bolton said Lafayette’s concert and symphonic band members joined in the effort this year. “We were determined to put up a good number of Hot Wheels to help children in need.”
As the donation drive neared an end, Dr. Gable said they were all anxious to see how many cars the students would bring in. “The students get excited when they realize how many kids they are impacting with their donations,” said Gable. “Their generosity is remarkable.”