There is no better time to talk about the heart of a child than the holiday season, and we’d love to brag on some hardworking little tykes remind us that giving is the greatest gift of all.
The peers from Primrose School at Hall Johnson collected an impressive truckload of canned goods, kitchen staples boxed meals for the GRACE Food Pantry during the school’s annual “Can-a-thon”. Children from Pre-K to kindergarten earned a donation allowance by completing household chores. By the looks of things, these little students were quite busy! Parents of infants dropped the goods at the decorated boxes at each classroom.
Meanwhile, the middle school classes from Dawson Middle School teamed up to help throughout the GRACE sites, notably the Christmas Cottage. Students loaded and sorted hundreds of toys collected at the Park Place Lexus event the night prior. The toys were then unloaded and are ready for display at the Christmas Cottage Open House on December 2.
The bus headed over to Donation Station, where another group from Dawson Middle School welcomed donors, unloaded carloads and sorted items “behind the scenes” in the backroom. The projects were designed to show these young volunteers the operations of a non-profit, and also gave them the opportunity to use critical thinking skills to accomplish multi-step projects.
A special thanks to the parents and teachers who helped coordinate these noble efforts!
“Train a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6