Keith Country Day School celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Day of Good Deeds.
The mission: to teach young children the importance of giving back. It’s the last day before winter break for the students, but instead of celebrating with a holiday party or gift exchange, they’re giving back.
“We are giving back to our community so we are making socks of love,” said teacher Emily Myer. “The socks have different products like toothbrushes and toothpaste and things like that. We are making holiday cards for the hospitals and we are making ornaments for different nursing homes.”
“If you make something for them you feel 100% good and your heart will get bigger and bigger,” said student Eli Rock.
“We can make sure that they feel really good about Christmas,” said student Luciana Burton.
The supplies don’t cost a penny. They’re provided through donations from others wanting to lend a helping hand, especially during the holiday season.
“We have been prepping this for a long time,” said Myer. “Parents have been donating all of these items and they’re excited.”
For kindergarten student Connor Welt, he’s beginning his winter break with a message and a lesson that goes beyond the classroom.
“You should always give stuff to people who need it.”