As I mentioned in my post about the Kindness Quilt 2.0, Robinson has begun doing a variety of fabulous and kind things throughout a whole WEEK instead of just focusing on Valentine’s Day.
One of the REALLY fabulous things that happened during Kindness Week was a Kindness Garage Sale held by Ms. Dale’s First Graders. They have been working on a service-learning project related to poverty, food scarcity and helping our neighbors. We have a Little Food Pantry on our school campus (and it’s shaped like George, our Roadrunner mascot!), but they had noticed that it is often in need of filling; many people in our community benefit from what is available inside.
Ms. Dale’s class put together a garage sale to raise money to take a shopping trip to Aldi to shop for food to fill up our pantry and invited all of our school to come shopping! Everything was 50 cents, so everyone was able to get a little something.
We were amazed that everyone in our class seemed to find a trinket that was seemingly made just for them. Zach found dinosaurs, Brock found a Transformer, Ariya chose a little porcelain egg with a kitten on it, Avant found bouncy balls, Riley found a dog, Hailey found a book she LOVES from our classroom and now she has her very own copy!–even I got something and found a 1000 piece puzzle! Several kiddos discovered sunglasses and were THRILLED when two days later it was finally sunny. 🙂 . Beckett and Isaac both made a point to choose something for themselves, and also for their moms. ❤ . And I’m sorry–I didn’t get a picture of everyone. They were too quick for me!
Besides the treasures that we were able to find for ourselves, the big benefit of the sale was the almost $400 that the class raised! They were able to take their shopping field trip on Thursday of Kindness Week and stock up the pantry! What an incredible way to spread kindness and love to our community! Can’t wait to see what happens as they continue to support the neighbors who live around us. We’re also hoping that maybe the rest of Robinson can join in and do some learning with them. 🙂 Stay tuned for more chapters to this story!