Getting a job can be tough if you don’t look your best, and for the homeless community that can be the thing that prevents them from being hired. So a few local schools decided to help out those in need during the “Kindness is Contagious” week.
Students and staff from multiple District 51 schools including Pear Park Elementary gathered hygiene supplies and fill bags with those supplies to give to those in need.
The bags included things like toothpaste, shampoo, and socks. Those bags will be delivered to places like Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley, and the Johnson Center.
“If we start young having the kids help the different people in our community that as they get older they will still want to keep helping,” says Barb Lien, Computer Tech Teacher at Pear Park Elementary.
The schools had a goal to fill 500 bags, which was achieved and then some. They hope to make this an annual tradition.