Elementary school students experienced the true meaning of the holiday season as they hosted a giving tree donation drive for Community Action.
Students in Mrs. Mrzywka’s third grade class and students in Mrs. Plummer’s health class led the initiative. After contacting Community Action to see what items were most needed, the elementary school gathered donations of personal care items, winter wearables and pet food and supplies. In all, the school collected 218 toothbrushes, 130 tubes of toothpaste, 50 deodorants, 100 pet items and countless hats, mittens, scarves and socks. A group of students made the trip over to Community Action to donate the items on Friday.
Mrs. Plummer’s classes discuss empathy, gratitude and becoming a change in the world, lessons that play a big role in the holiday season. The giving tree was a great way for all elementary students to have a chance to help less fortunate community members.
Community Action of Orleans and Genesee’s mission is to provide services, with dignity and respect, that help people become self-sufficient. The organization has helped low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families for more than 40 years. For more information on Community Action, visit their website at caoginc.org.