Fifth graders were excited to participate in the Vineyard Vines Whales for a Cause campaign as part of their lesson on empathy.  For every whale decorated, one pair of clean pj's and a bedtime book are donated to an at-risk child in the U.S.  Vineyard Vines in collaboration with the Pajama Program and Simon & Schuster are running this campaign though 10/21/17.  ECMS fifth graders in Ms. Pitchford and Ms. Britton's classes decorated and posted more than 125 whales with the hashtag #WhalesforACause to support this effort.