Grace School students donate diapers and wipes for the holidays
As part of its mission to promote service learning, Grace School students kicked off the holiday season by giving back to children who are less fortunate.
On Wednesday, Dec. 8, the student body at Grace School was asked to donate either diapers or baby wipes to support Little Footprints, a non-profit organization that assists mothers with children living on the streets.
"The number of diapers and wipes collected by these students is amazing," said founder Josh Walker. "We've seen cases where mothers are forced to ration out diapers because they don't have enough. What these students and parents donated today will help us meet a very practical need."
This service project was initiated and organized by Grace Middle School. These sixth- through eighth-grade students led the charge, asking their peers to open their hearts and help those who do not have a warm place to sleep. One by one, the students left their seats to offer donations to Little Footprints. More than 1,500 packs of diapers and wipes were collected.
"This year, people are in need more than ever before and I'm proud that our students are stepping up to the plate," said Dr. Liz Walgamuth, head of the school. "It is our goal to inspire students to be compassionate, thoughtful and eager to engage in the world around them. Each and every opportunity for service widens their perspective and teaches them social responsibility."
In addition to Little Footprints, Grace students participated in a number of holiday service projects supporting various service community agencies and organizations.
For more information about Little Footprints, go to www.littlefootprintscm.com.
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