Travis Middle School donates toys to local families


After finding an item online for the Irving Police and Fire Department’s annual Blue Christmas toy drive, Amber Farrar, a physical education teacher at Travis Middle School, decided it would be a great one. way to involve students to help.

“We have an organization on campus called Fuel Up to Play 60, where we participate in community service projects, and I thought that would be a great opportunity for the holidays,” says Farrar.

Students from the Fuel Up to Play 60 organization have partnered with student council and athletics for this cause, which has received approximately 250 donations for local families in need.

“It gives me great pleasure to know that there are children who will be receiving something for Christmas because of our donations,” says Linda Sosa, a sixth grade student at Travis Middle School.

Not only did the students have the opportunity to help others this season, they were also inspired to take on projects like this beyond the holidays.

“Now I want to do more community service projects because I think it makes me a better person,” adds Alondra Garcia, a sixth-grader at Travis Middle School.

Blue Christmas is one of the many projects in which the 60 Fuel Up to Play students participate. Throughout the school year, they also advocate physical activity and healthy eating.

“We really help and give back to our community,” says Grade 6 student Gabriella McMurphy.

Speaking of his students, Farrar beamed with pride and described them as true leaders on campus.


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