By Clarissa Felder & Geraldine Torrence
Kimmel Farm Elementary
For the second year in a row, students at Kimmel Farm Elementary school have learned the importance of helping and giving back to the community. Students participated in a school-wide campaign last year called “Covering Our Kids.”
The campaign was led by Londyn Lindsey, a fifth-grader who saw the need to reach out and help homeless students stay warm. With her leadership, the school collected and donated new and gently used coats to Project Hope. For the second drive during the spring, students collected and donated toiletries to fellow students through Project Hope.
Students at Kimmel Farm last year set the bar high for future drives.
Again heeding the call, after hearing about the tornado in Greensboro that impacted several schools, Kimmel Farm students leaped in and helped by starting the “Kids-Helping-Kids” campaign.
Led by fifth-graders from Mrs. April Washburn’s class, students collected and donated toiletries, school supplies and personal care items to help the students in the schools impacted by the tornado.
A second-grader from Mrs. Jan Vogts’ class stated, “I would be sad to see my things flying away” and donated several packs of colored pencils.
Donations were loaded and packed up by our custodial staff and taken by our School Counselors to Partnership for Children-Guilford County in Greensboro.