KCH students collect goods for local food pantry
Nov. 30, 2016 -- Students in Suzanne Alexander's kindergarten class and Brenda Bresadola's first-grade class joined forces to collect food donations that they then delivered to the Durgee Food Pantry the week before Thanksgiving. The activity helped the children understand the importance of service to the community and helping those less fortunate – an invaluable lesson during the holiday season and all year long.
Each month, the students -- all members of KCH's Kind Kids Club -- perform a random act of kindness (RAK), something "to make a person’s day a little brighter," Ms. Alexander said. "It can be as simple as giving a smile and saying 'Hi!''
Over the past two years, some of the activities the children have done together include: using their computer skills to design posters to promote RAK throughout their community and school district; making bookmarks that were placed in books at the Marcellus Public Library; and placing craft hearts and flowers with uplifting messages written by the children on windshields throughout the village and school parking lots.