Candy Canes for Cancer is a community service student organization sponsored by the South Tama High School Autonomous Learner (ALM) Class.
Candy Canes for Cancer originated approximately 10 years ago by South Tama High School students to fulfill a community service requirement for the class.
Candy Canes for Cancer has evolved into a community and school wide project that in 2013 raised $800 to buy toys for children at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital.
Taylen Anderson (center), Chairperson and Caitlin Svacina (right) and Hailee Weiss (left), Senior Assistants with the toys purchased through the Candy Canes for Cancer campaign at South Tama High School. The toys were all donated to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa?City.
Every dollar donated was used to purchase items off the University of Iowa Wish List to benefit children fighting cancer. Students delivered the items to the hospital the week of Christmas.
In addition to helping others, students learn about social responsibility and service-lessons that benefit them and our community