As part of their participation in the Global Studies Changemaker program, students from Bodkin Elementary School recently made donations to Sarah’s House. On their own time, fifth-graders undertook an initiative to fill toiletry bags for the shelter’s residents. “When you help people, you have a warm feeling in your heart, and you want to do more,” said fifth-grader Maria Nieves. As her classmate Michelle Fadele explained, changemaking means “showing empathy, leadership, teamwork and problem solving each day and every day.”
Other grades also took on projects. Third-graders organized what they dubbed the Sweet Spot Bake Sale to raise money for people in need. Similarly, second-graders undertook a lemonade stand to fundraise.
On May 30, students received a visit from Bruce Clopein, volunteer resource manager for Sarah’s House, who accepted their donations, answered some of their questions about the shelter, and thanked them for their generosity.