Hands Club is a club for 5th graders. The purpose of the club is to participate
in activities that will benefit our school and community. Learning how to be a
giving member of a community is an incredibly important trait to have. Our club
wishes to help encourage our students to be helpful and encouraging members of
our school and community.
For our school, the club decorated trash cans to help encourage the student body to place garbage where it belongs.
year Helping Hands held a campaign to raise money to purchase Sweet bags for
foster youth. Members decorated and filled bags with items to help make foster
youths' transition more comfortable. Today, they will be in Action News at 5:00 p.m.
Foster Youth Services Program, nominated the Helping Hands Program at Fairview
Elementary School and their teacher, Zandi Lawrence, for the Dignity Health
Human Acts of Kindness Award. The 5th grade students collected over
$1,000.00 to purchase 40 sweet bags (duffle bags) for foster youth in Glenn
Each bag was decorated individually and filled with a stuffed animal,
toothbrush, blanket, coloring book, crayons, and a special friendship bracelet,
made special for each foster youth. The duffle bags were presented yesterday to
directors of HHSA, Steve Thalkin, and Bill Wathen and will be stored at HHSA
and given to children between the ages 5-10, who enter the foster care system.
News, Channel 24 was there to present the students with a $250.00 Visa Card and
the story will air tonight on Action News at 5pm. or tomorrow morning from
5-7am. This award is very deserving and when young people step up to the plate
to help others who are less fortunate we need to recognize them as leaders in