On a beautiful sunny February day in Colorado Springs, a small group of nine 4th and 5th graders from Wilson Elementary stand outside the Springs Rescue Mission donation site and excitedly put on shirts that say #LoveBigger. These shirts were given to the student council students as a gesture of thanks for their humble actions to "love bigger."
In December, these amazing children worked with their teachers and adult leaders, Ilka Andino, Kelsey Snyder, and Maureen Becker to come up with a way to support those in our community who are most in need. They decided to sell candy canes as a fundraiser and raised a total of $600!
On February 9, the children presented the check to representatives of the Springs Rescue Mission. They learned that through their act of kindness, the money raised would provide services like shelter, showers, food, clothing, and necessities for a person in need for a month.
These amazing students learned that it doesn't take much to make a difference in someone's life and that a school is a place where they not only learn math, science, and literacy but also how to help their fellow citizens. We are proud of these future leaders!