Putting the “Kind” in Kindergarten, Mrs. Holthus, Mrs. Glick and Mrs. Eubanks classes set a goal of collecting 100 gloves, hats, and socks to donate along with 100 canned/boxed items to celebrate our 100th day of school. Our kindergartners and their families stepped up to the challenge by collecting 184 items which were donated to the African Violet Foundation in Fairfield. Our families also helped collect 158 canned/boxed items, 133 lbs of food, which the students were able to deliver to the Lord’s Cupboard. The students were then given a tour of the facility, learned about the importance of volunteering, and how their generosity will help others in need within the community.
In addition to donating items, the students enjoyed making Valentine cards to share with the residents of Sunnybrook Assisted Living care facility in Fairfield. It was a lot of fun watching the students interact with the residents and listen to the different conversations. Our visit was complete with cookies and juice provided by Sunnybrook.
Learning the importance of being kind and different ways of helping others has been very rewarding to our classes. The students were able to see how giving a little can add up to a lot. When donating the items, we learned the importance of volunteering. Finally, setting time aside to visit others has reminded us how it is the little things that we can do that make the biggest difference. Thank you to everyone who helped make this all possible!
~Mrs. Eubanks, Mrs. Holthus, and Mrs. Glick
Photo of J.J. Greiner accepting items to deliver to the African Violet Boutique
Photo of the Lord’s Cupboard, Fairfield
Photo of Sunnybrook Assisted Living care facility in Fairfield