Rock, Paper, Scissors for Matthew’s Wish

Rock, Paper, Scissors for Matthew’s Wish photo

Cherokee Street Elementary School had students, teachers and parents play games for a good cause during the school’s fourth annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Night. The event benefitted Matthew’s Wish, an organization whose mission is to give back to others. Matthew was a 13-year old whose last wish was to fill an 18-wheeler with toys for hospitalized children before he passed away in 2011. With the love and support of family and friends, his mother made his dream a reality.

Cherokee Street Elementary School Student Council adviser Ryan Cavanagh and Principal Jill Lahey, along with student council members, supported the organization this year by collecting toys and providing the community with a fun game night.  

“Over the last four years, the Cherokee Street School community has donated more than 1,400 brand new toys and games to be passed along to hospitalized children,” said Mr. Cavanagh.

This year’s event in particular collected 300 new gifts which were donated to Matthew’s Wish at the nonprofit’s Parade of Toys event on Dec. 9.

The winner of the Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament was fourth-grade student Jordyn DeMatteo.