Several Stanislaus County students have collected donations for the American Red Cross, hoping to help those devastated by the Haiti earthquake.
East Modesto's El Vista Elementary School students gathered $1,000 from families and school staff. Though many of El Vista's students come from low-income families, they gave their snack money to help.
The student council voted to have the proceeds from the school store go to Haiti during the two-week dollar drive.
Chrysler Elementary School in northwest Modesto just finished a "Help the People of Haiti" fund-raiser, where students and staff collected about $1,500.