Ravan Robertson, a third-grade student at St. Jerome School in Westchester, has received a Community Service Award from the Los Angeles Section of the National Council of Negro Women.

The award was presented Dec. 3 in recognition of Robertson’s contribution to the council’s Operation Shoebox, a community service project that benefits clients of the Los Angeles Downtown Women’s Center.

Using allowance money she saved during the year, Robertson purchased enough travel-sized toiletries to fill 10 shoeboxes for homeless women at the Downtown Women’s Center. Although she was not able to meet the women who would be receiving the packages she made, Robertson said she enjoyed choosing lotion, shampoo, and other items for the ladies.

“Ravan is concerned about the plight of so many women who are living on the streets. We are very proud of Ravan for taking the initiative to care for others,” St. Jerome School Principal Sister Judy Peters said.

Robertson’s brother, Ryan Robertson, a fifth-grader at St. Jerome School, was recently named Scholar Athlete of the Year at the annual Omega Psi Phi Leadership Conference in Los Angeles.

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