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Students donate to those in need


  On a recent shopping trip to Dollar General clerks were greeted by a class of four and five year old students who were eager to shop for those in need in Henry County. Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School at Eagle’s Landing recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Henry County area.

Preschoolers at Primrose School donated 140 food items to Haven House as part of their Caring and Giving Program.

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  The preschoolers donated 140 food items to Haven House, a local shelter that helps abused women and children. Students in the Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten classes earned money by completing extra chores at home, combined their earnings and donated the money to be able to shop for food for those in need. Parents also donated items to the food drive.

The class made a grocery list of items that they felt the families needed, including a few items that the children thought other kids would enjoy, and took a supervised shopping trip to an area store where they picked out various non-perishable food items. In addition to much-needed canned goods, pasta and other items, several bags of marshmallows, Pop tarts and fig bars made their way into the shopping bags.

  The donation comes when American families find themselves in critical need as men, women and children face hunger. According to Feeding America, a total of 36 million Americans, including 13 million children, struggle with hunger.

  According to Cherry Thomas, owner of Primrose school, giving back to the community was a major focus of the annual food drive, as well as a key component of curriculum, which blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities with special emphasis on character development. The Caring and Giving program is a nationwide initiative, with participation from more than 245 Primrose Schools across the country and helps students understand the value of generosity and creates a hands-on approach to math, nutrition and planning skills.



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