My name is Julia Harig, and I’m a 6th-grade student from Sandy Hill. For my ACT Kids Kindness my friend Kallie and I held a read-a-thon for the Humane Society of West Michigan. The reason we did this is because the Humane Society means so much to us and to those animals who deserve homes. I walked around my school, family, and the ECC, and Kallie asked her teachers and family, asking for pledges. During Spring Break we read 10 hours. In the end we raised $250.00 for the Humane Society. When we gave them the money Kallie wasn’t there, but the owner was very happy and thanked me and told her to thank Kallie.
My name is Cameron, and I go to Rosewood School. For my Act of Kindness I threw a bake sale for my cousin Torin. The reason I did this was because he has a disease called Phelan Mc-Dermid Syndrome which is a missing chromosome 22 by your spine. This is a disease that causes your muscles not to react as well as people’s muscles normally act. He can’t really talk, walk or grab things. All donations made from the bake sale will go toward therapy sessions for Torin.
My name is Jenna ,and I am in 5th grade at Bursley Elementary. For my kindness I made cookies for my 4th grade teacher Mrs.vanBiljion. I first went on Monday the 25th ,but she had a substitute. So, I went back the next day and she was there. I gave her the cookies and she asked me if it was for occasion ,and I said that it was random. I did not have the coin with me ,so I will give it to her later today.
Hi, my name is Ella Lubberts. I am in Fifth Grade at Bursley. I have a brother named Connor who is in Third grade. For our kindness we decided to shovel our neighbors’ driveway. So I presented the idea when I went to ACT on Wednesday. They approved it, and when Connor and I got home from school we wrote a letter and since I forgot the coin at school I drew a coin and colored it. We shoveled the driveway at about 5:00, and when I was taking pictures it started to snow again. We thought we would shovel again, but by the time we got up in the morning the driveway had already been shoveled again.
My name is Michael Care, and I decided to do my Kids’ Kindness for Mr. Bright. He is a 4th grade teacher at Rosewood who taught me about lacrosse during a social studies unit. The Native Americans played lacrosse and Mr. Bright incorporated information about this past- time into our lesson. I decided to make a cake and card for him to show how much I appreciate him for his vast knowledge of lacrosse and introducing me to a new sport. When my mom got to school with the cake and card I didn’t feel well and wanted to go home. We interrupted Mr. Bright’s class to present the cake and card before I left. My mom read the card for me. Mr. Bright and I posed for a quick photo; I actually managed a brief smile. Mr. Bright was flabbergasted by this gesture. His class was eager to eat the cake!
Hi! I’m Owen Maurice. On St. Patrick’s day I saw my mom leave for Mary Free Bed Hospital. She was going there to bring a meal to bring Dylan Aubert. Dylan is or was a quadriplegic. Dylan is from Cheyboygan, (were my mom grew up.) Dylan was in a snowboarding accident and lost all movement. But, now we can move his legs! So I thought that I would bring him a full bag of puppy chow. I went to the Hospital with my mom on St. Patrick’s day. I got to the Hospital and met Dylan, and he loved the puppy chow! I passed on the kindness coin to him, and he loved it so much he passed it on right away. Dylan had a huge wad of balloons. He is 16 so he didn’t really need them. He went down to the P.T area and gave away balloons to the little kids who were being trained to wheel the their wheelchairs.
On Friday, March 15 Nick and Grayson from Sandy Hillbillies plus two did a kindness for Mr. Mccardell’s class. As a kindness we helped them with their box-top collection. At Sandy Hill they donate box tops to raise money for their school. If you raise a certain amount of box tops you receive a popcorn party, pizza party, and ice cream party. They had the lowest amount of box tops in the school and we had some extra from our class. We donated about nine hundred box tops. When we checked the chart they got a popcorn party and a pizza party!!!
Nick and Grayson