Anna Maria Elementary School students are collecting donations to help children affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which wreaked havoc in the Philippines.
The three-week effort involves collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, new sheets and blankets and instant dry noodles, as well as pocket change to help with shipping costs.
Students are gathering donations through Dec. 20 at the AME front office.
The school is working with gift2care.org in Bradenton.
To learn more visit gift2care.org or call Michelle Laade at 941-737-9662 or AME at 941-708-5525.