Elementary Thanksgiving Service Project 2022
During the month of November, the elementary classes were busy collecting items to help make personal hygiene kits for Mission Heart. Each year, around the time of Thanksgiving, our elementary paraeducators organize some sort of a giving or service project for the students to take part in. This year, NC partnered with Mission Heart in order to help provide products for, and fill, hygiene bags, which were sent to Liberia and to Ukrainian refugees. Students and their families were charged with collecting hand towels, wash cloths, tooth brushes, hair picks or combs, band aids, bar soap, nail clippers, hair ties, and purse-size Kleenex to be placed into a hand-made drawstring bag.
The goal was to collect enough items to fill one hundred bags to send overseas. Thanks to the generosity of NC families and community members alike, that number was exceeded with a grand total of one hundred twenty bags packed! On Wednesday, November 23, 2022 the entire elementary gathered in the gymnasium and paired up with their Chapel Buddies to help assemble the bags. There was so much excitement from the students and teachers alike.
After all of the bags were filled, and the students returned to their classrooms, the bags were picked up and taken directly to Mission Heart with the help of wonderful volunteers, where they were boxed up and loaded onto a trailer to begin their long journey.
What a great way to show kindness and exhibit the spirit of the season. It’s easy to take for granted some of the everyday items that many, from every corner of the world, may not have the ability to access. Sometimes, even the smallest acts of kindness can make the largest impact. Thank you to all that were able to make this event possible!
If you would like to learn more about Mission Heart and how they help people all around the world, check out their website by clicking here.