Kindergarten teachers at Wheeler Elementary School recently taught their students about communities, needs, and wants. They wanted for the lesson to come alive for the kiddos, so they decided to take the lesson even further. The question was, "How can we help with needs in our community?" With the temperatures continuing to drop, the children decided to help local houseless individuals receive some much needed winter survival gear and snack food items.
Teachers organized a school-wide collection for the Kindergarten Service Project. The kids made posters, decorated flyers, and even included handwritten notes and pictures with the donations. In total, the group collected more than 1304 items: 11 coats, 107 pairs of gloves, 3 pairs of socks, 3 beanie hats, 385 pairs of hand warmers, 40 super warmers, 15 pairs of toe warmers, 270 cookie packs, 44 fruit cups and snacks, 51 cracker packs, 190 protein items, 30 granola bars, 1 cereal pouch, 130 drink flavor packets, and 24 sternos (donated by staff). I include the exact count as this was also a part of the learning experience for the children! All items were brought to our recent bag-filling event and given to our Street Reach partner for distribution where the items are needed the most.
Thank you Wheeler Elementary for your support of Snacks in Sacks and our mission! And thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff who gave to the cause.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Aesop