Saturday, November 27, 2010
Alpha House - Giving Project for December
A couple of the Eve Bunting books we will read deal with homeless families - Fly Away Home and December. In a very gentle way, students will learn that not all children have a place to sleep each night. Chances are, your child has already seen homeless people - usually men or women who are laden with shopping carts or asking for money on the streets. But homelessness can and does happen to all sorts of different people, including parents and children. Above all else, it is important to teach kids that homeless people are not below them in any way but situational - and all people deserve respect and to be treated with dignity. Because children often feel powerless to do anything, it is my goal to give them an opportunity to feel helpful by supplying an personal care item most of us take for granted.
Over the next few weeks, I will have a basket available for them to place donations for Alpha House. Please consider bringing in one or two items for our toiletry basket. Suggestions for toiletries are:
Thank you so much!