Students in all grades at and teachers collected more than 1,000 bears and other stuffed animals for children in need.
Sean Sullivan, a fifth-grade science teacher at Noble Elementary, first started the tradition at . This was Noble's first year participating in the collection.
The school celebrated the students' work Dec. 21 with a special visit from Cleveland Heights Mayor Ed Kelley. A few students and teachers delivered the bears Dec. 22 to Providence House, a Cleveland-based organization that assists children who have experienced homelessness, abuse, neglect or other crisis situations.