Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Kimmel Farm Students Collect 1,753 Items for People Who Are Homeless

Students in Rebecca Montes de Oca's class at Kimmel Farm Elementary School have been overseeing a school and community project to collect items that will help people who are homeless stay warm.

You can read the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

This morning, students presented the items to representatives of the organization that will be distributing them.

 “We ended up with 1,753 items!” Montes de Oca said. “Ms. Janice Ray and Mr. Russell May came to our classroom for the presentation. Mr. May told our class about how we are all a part of community and we are helping build community for the homeless when we give to them.

“We are giving them friendship. Ms. Ray also shared how she was so impressed by their play and their work. She gave the children cookies and a book titled How to Steal a Dog about a homeless girl for our class library. Then they loaded up a van with all of the items.  
“We are honored and proud to be a part of this event. My students were touched as well as the adults. It is so hard for me to conceive of what our community can do for one another when we set our minds to it.  Each hand helping the other – from kindergarten to fifth grade to adults in our school.”  

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