After completing a research project focused on homelessness, a group of WES Fifth Grade Students were so deeply affected by what they learned that they decided they wanted to find a way to provide some comfort to children who are homeless. The students challenged themselves: "How can we bring about some change and provide comfort to children who are homeless?" They asked: "What brings us comfort when we are upset or going through a hard time?" The answers to those questions guided the students to create a plan that would help make change in the lives of children who are homeless. They asked the WES Community by contributing to their plan for change in two ways: by donating a new stuffed animal and used book or by participating in the Change-for-Change donation drive. The appeal was a success. The students collected $1600 to purchase new blankets. The blankets, stuffed animals and books were assembled into kits by the students and donated to local homeless shelters.
Washington Students Pull Together to Make Change
Posted 07/03/2018 12:08PM