Kindergarteners create 300 Blessing Bags for Boston organizations
Kindergartners recently completed a Leadership unit, where they learned about community leaders and activists who create positive change. Inspired by a 13-year-old Chicago activist who puts together “Blessing Bags” for people experiencing homelessness, Tenacre kindergarteners initiated a community service project in which they created their own version Blessing Bags. Their goal was to raise money to buy toiletries and personal items for individual bags, which would then be donated to Cradles to Crayons and Horizons for Homeless Children. Kindergarteners learned how to explain their cause, ask for a donation, and fill out a pledge sheet. They put their lessons into action by calling and Facetiming family members and friends for a donation to their cause and raised close to $4,000 for Tenacre Blessing Bags. Kindergarten teachers Megan Delaney ’03 and Margot Portnoy ’05 bought items for the bags, and kindergarteners assembled 300 Blessing Bags this morning.