The 2017-18 Kindness Committee
|Confetti Monitors||Community Outreach Monitors|
|Khloe I.||Matthew B.|
|Kindness Cone Monitors||P224|
Our Senior-Junior Visits
Once a month, Castlewood’s Kindness Committee visits Centerlight Senior Center to spread kindness to the seniors that spend their days there. These senior-junior relationships continue to bring great joy to both parties. While seniors delight in the children’s energy, enthusiasm, and acts of kindness, the students experience the intrinsic value of performing kind acts for others and make new connections about life, their elders, and their community.
The KC’s first trip to Centerlight for the 2017-18 Academic Year was on Halloween! It was a true treat for all!
Kindness Committee’s Community Outreach 2017-18
UPDATE: KC’s & PTA’s GENTLY USED BOOK DRIVE
Our school’s first gently used book drive took place during Literacy Week! We collected over 200 books that will go to eager readers in need of new material. Thanks to our PTA for coordinating the drop-off of books and to Reading Reflections for hosting the drive.
UPDATE: KC’s GENTLY WORN SHOE DRIVE
In honor of Respect for All week, The KC hosted a gently used shoe drive while remembering the importance of picturing yourself in someone else’s shoes when empathizing with someone else. We collected over 100 pairs. We are THRILLED to be giving others HAPPY FEET!
UPDATE: KC’s & PTA’s GENTLY USED TOY DRIVE
This year’s gently used toy drive was a MAJOR success. The KC and PTA worked together to collect and clean over 600 gently used toys. These toys were given to various charities throughout Queens. Thank you to everyone who helped make this drive a HUGE and HAPPY success; it is truly better to give than to receive!
UPDATE: Non-Perishable Food Drive:
The KC’s 2017 Non-Perishable Food Drive was our most successful food drive yet. The KC collected and donated over 100 items to Our Lady of Lourdes Pantry, which serves people in need in Bellerose, Glen Oaks, Queens Village, and parts of Bayside. Members went to the pantry to drop off our donations, learned about needs and logistics of the pantry, and have already started brainstorming new ways to help, like collecting left over breakfast items and launching a cookie and coffee drive in February. THANK YOU to all families who participated in giving back! We love you!