All week kids at Sand Creek Elementary School have been excitedly preparing for National Random Acts of Kindness Day, Friday Feb 17. Each student is pulling together in order to make a big difference in other's lives.
This year students are able to "Choose Their Charity". Kids will bring in gently used children's books, adult used paperback books and school supplies. First grade teacher, Joanie Smith is taking the collected school supplies to Haiti school children over spring break. Sand Creek Student, Philip Norton, is heading up a service project and sending the adult paperback books to military overseas. Todd Kirsch, Farmers insurance, is bringing the children's books to Colorado's Reach Out and Read program which offers low income children books through the Tri County Medical Clinics.
In addition, the students are making colorful homemade bookmarks to include in their book and school supply donations. Students are hoping to collect thousands of books and supplies to make this Random Acts of Kindness Day memorable for all those that are involved. Last year the school decorated lunch bags and made over 900 sack lunches which they then donated to the Denver Rescue Mission.