Hello and welcome to the fifth issue of “Kids Who Care.” This monthly newsletter brings you stories from around the globe and across the street of children (and occasionally the adults who care about them) selflessly bringing joy to those around them. In a world where bad things fill your web pages, thank you for choosing us to bring you some of the good. We hope these stories send you into your weekend smiling.
Editor’s Choice: Helping someone else can be as small as asking a question, giving a smile and a fountain drink. And the youngest child, like this 6 year-old helping a homeless man, can teach us all compassion.
A woman’s story about her daughter’s kindness toward a homeless man has gained tens of thousands of shares online. Kenyatta Lewis sent her story into the Facebook page Love What Matters, which shared Lewis’ daughter’s small act of kindness with its millions of subscribers. Lewis said she was leaving a store with her young daughter one day when the girl noticed a man sitting outside. “There was this guy sitting there crying and she asks me ‘did you see that man crying? What’s wrong with him?’ I said yes but I’m not sure maybe he’s just sad,” recalled Lewis.
CEMENT, Okla. - It may not be the biggest community. Some may not even know where it is, but it is where some of the biggest hearts are growing up and passing along even bigger life lessons. Students at Cement High School are out for Christmas break but not these two.
When the students of co-teachers Meghan Giannetto and Betsy Johnston were reading the novel “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio, they gravitated toward one of the book’s central themes: kindness. The C.T. Douglas School fifth-graders were also interested in seeing the movie “Wonder” as a class. So, they began thinking of a way to spread kindness and raise money for a field trip. They sit quietly, in their classroom’s reading area, politely raising their hands, talking to a guest about how their
A group of 25 kids on Monday offered a moment of kindness to the homeless men and women of Fayetteville.
The youth from The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by giving about 35 pairs of socks and 35 blankets to people in need — they participated in a traditional day of service instead of using the holiday as a day off.
It felt good to help, said 12-year-old Diamond Washington of Fayetteville and 11-year-old Jada Davis.
Diamond put a
NEW BEDFORD — Bread, ham, cheese and kindness. That’s what students at Normandin Middle School were serving up Friday as they made sandwiches and filled lunch bags for the homeless in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.With the King holiday coming on Monday, the goal was to show kindness to people who sometimes go unnoticed, said Erin Duarte, a wraparound coordinator at the school.For students, it was a lesson in service.“It’s teaching them even something small
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