Deerwood Elementary School students present the second annual Creating for Care on April 24.
Students at Deerwood Elementary School in Kingwood will present the second annual Creating for Care (CFC) production to be held at Kingwood High School on Friday, April 24, benefiting The Periwinkle Foundation. The production is a play called "Some Pig," based on the classic book Charlotte’s Web by E.B White, which explores the themes of friendship and self-sacrifice.
The community is invited to come out and support this worthwhile venture in which all proceeds go directly to provide healing programs and camps for children, teens and families challenged by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses who are being treated at Texas Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
"This is a tremendous group of students who make a year-long commitment to CFC, where we write our own stage play, create sets and costumes and produce an amazing show to raise money to benefit families affected by childhood cancer,” said Robin Robinson, Deerwood teacher and founder of Creating for Care. “This is personal, as I had a son who endured an 18-month battle of terminal illness. I know the joy that is found in escaping the illness for a time, such as attending Camp Periwinkle.”
Robinson noted that with community support they hope to surpass last year’s total of $3,000 to help send kids to camp this summer. “Our students are learning they can make a difference,” she said.
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the play starting at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Handmade art will be on sale before the show, and concessions will be available for purchase. Kingwood High School is located at 2701 Kingwood Dr.
“The Periwinkle Foundation is extremely grateful to the compassionate students and faculty at Deerwood Elementary who are showing support for children and teens whose lives are impacted by cancer or other life-threatening illnesses,” says Doug Suggitt, Periwinkle Foundation Executive Director.