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Published: Monday, 2/11/2013

Fort Meigs Elementary takes seriously Random Acts of Kindness Week

BY SUSAN HAMMONND

There are so many things to celebrate in February: The SuperBowl, Mardi Gras, Valentines Day, Presidents Day, The Grammys & Oscars and so much more.

It also brings forth a lesser known day to celebrate - Random Acts of Kindness on Feb. 17.

The students at Fort Meigs Elementary are taking it to a higher level. From Monday, Feb. 11, to Friday, Feb. 15, the school will be participating in a week long charitable giving event.

Over the years, the Parents Boosters have helped enhance the education of Fort Meigs Elementary students by offering volunteer service, teacher support and coordinating special events and after school activities. Now they are extending their generosity to serve the community.

During the week, each day will support a featured charity in which students will have the opportunity to donate specific items.

Monday: A coin drive will help Restore Belmar, assisting those in the N.J. shore town who are recovering from the damage of Superstorm Sandy. A portion of the money collected will benefit Kids Against Hunger.

Tuesday: Donated gently used and new hats, gloves, scarves and boots will warm the hearts of families in need at the Family House. They also welcome donations of uniform-type clothing.

Wednesday: Supplies, such as crayons, ontebooks, snack, etc, are needed to create care packages for Elias Adin’s Comforting Hearts Inc., bringing comfort to families of children battling cancer.

Thursday: Students will Care, Share and GIVE A PAIR of new socks to Hannah’s Socks, serving those in homeless and domestic violence shelters. Students will continue to share the love by sending Valentines to seniors at The Waterford at Levis Commons, Kingston, and The Manor.

Friday: Gently used and new books will provide students of the Central City Ministry schools the ability to start or grow at-home libraries and foster the love of reading. Cell Phones for Soldiers provides troops with prepaid phone cards to call their loved ones in exchange for used mobile phones.

A number of outside businesses are supporting this event, including JK Orthodontics, Coyle Funeral Home, ISOH/Impact, and The Andersons.

Donations will be accepted throughout the week at ISOH/Impact in Waterville.



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