Tuesday, March 15, 2011

100th Day Celebration

Last week was the 100th day of school for the kids. Their school runs a great program where each class gets a non perishable item to collect and the goal is to get 100 of them for donation to our town's food pantry. This year Billy's 3rd grade class collected canned tomatoes and Savanna's 5th grade got pasta sauce. Both classes did great- actually all of the classes hit the goal. The school donated 2,111 items! It is one of my favorite school programs, I love what it teaches the kids! Wes and I went to watch the official donation ceremony, it is such a great assembly. There were representatives from the police and fire departments and the leaders of the food bank were there to accept the food. Billy was chosen from his class to go up front and "present" the tomatoes to the food bank!
I always wonder how many of the kids in the gym actually end up getting some of this food! I'm sure there are plenty of families with kids who need help in these economic times. It's great that our kids are learning to give at such an early age!

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