This past holiday season, Quarry Lane School made a significant contribution to the Regal Navidad fundraiser which helped to donate Christmas gifts to more than 600 children in need living in Bogota, Colombia.
The gifts included shoes, toys and school supplies. They were distributed at an event which, for the first time, included a show with clowns, artists and theatrical performance. Jenny Guzman, a QLS staff member who helped to coordinate the efforts and traveled to Colombia, said that the children were extremely happy. "One eight-year old boy told me that we made his dream come true," she said. "His dream was to have a soccer ball."
"I love that we were able to contribute to this cause and deliver some joy to these children, especially during the holidays," said Quarry Lane Head of School, Dr. Sabri Arac. "Kindness, compassion and caring for those in need is such a huge part of the spirit and values of Quarry Lane. It truly warms my heart to see the photos of those smiling faces."