The students of Battle Ground High School in Washington know they are making a difference.
For two weeks in November, the entire school had a homeroom competition to collect items for Hope Kits [PDF] that will help children and families with basic life necessities.
Each homeroom wrapped a large box with festive paper and collected these items:
- full-size bar of soap
The students then created Personal Care Kits by placing one of each of the hygiene items into a gallon-sized zippered bag.
The school encouraged participation through their daily bulletins, fliers, announcements and posters. The homeroom that collected and assembled the most kits won a donut party; some homeroom teachers offered extra credit for students who brought items. When the drive was completed, the staff delivered 300 kits to Medical Teams International.
These Hope Kits will be sent to children in orphanages and placement centers, children living in Mexico garbage dumps, families in disasters, children in refugee camps, and children in other places that need hope.
To create your own Hope Kits—either Personal Care Kits or Learning Kits—follow these instructions [PDF].
The students of Battle Ground High School are making a difference in families' lives.
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