Some kids have got some great ideas for helping their community, giving an opportunity to have sixth graders meet homeless people while giving back, and discovering that they are not so scary after all.
Tyler Vogel’s sixth-grade students at Curtis Creek Elementary started community projects, to reach out and pay it forward. Perhaps the most ambitious of those projects was tackled by 11 year old Makenna Pfeiffer, who spent several months preparing a clothing giveaway for homeless people at the David Lambert Center.
Makenna partnered with her classmates, soliciting donations from families, businesses, and friends. She worked closely with Hazel Mitchell, co-founder and president of Give Someone a Chance, learning what the homeless people needed and didn’t need.
She was very nervous about meeting homeless people, but she said that her worries for for nothing, as the people were nothing to be afraid of.
“When I get a shirt, I’m like, ‘Yay, thanks Mom,’ ” she remarked to friends. “But they’re so thankful.”