CCSR students at the Andrews stayed after school once a week to sell snacks and successfully raised $100 for Kitty Connection in Medford. These funds helped the non-profit organization to care for the animals in the shelter in hopes for them to be adopted in a forever home. The extra $50 raised was donated to the Red Cross in Boston.
For the cold winter months, these CCSR members encouraged our entire school to donate new or gently worn coats, scarves and gloves with daily reminders on the morning announcements. The successful project resulted in 80+ coats, and 20+ hats and gloves that were collected and distributed to local homeless shelters. These opportunities gave us all a chance to reflect on being thankful for what we have and sharing with those less fortunate.
These brave students helped encourage connective-ness by acknowledging one another with a small but powerful act of kindness simply by saying "Hello" to other students that they didn't know here at the Andrews. They eased the pressures of feeling left out especially in the first few months of Middle School! This brought attention to social isolation by empowering kids with friendship.