Monday, February 1, 2016

Acts of Kindness Club

We started an Acts of Kindness Club for 'tweens (grades 2-6) in the fall.  We meet once a month on a Friday afternoon from 4:00-5:00.  I left our projects completely up to them, and the first thing they decided to do was hold a winter clothing drive.  We live in Wisconsin, so coats, boots, snowpants, hats, and mittens are necessary!  The group made a plan at one meeting, and at the next meeting, we created posters, wrote a newspaper article to publicize the drive, and decorated a bin for collecting items. 

We held the drive for about a month, until our next club meeting.  At this meeting, we sorted and bagged all of the donations, and we had a visit by the Executive Director of the organization that took our donations and got them out into the community.  We collected over 200 items!  Get a load of this pile of outerwear:

One of the neatest things about this club is the sense of ownership the kids have, and the pride they show in the club's accomplishments.  I'm looking forward to being a part of their future endeavors! 


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