In honor of World Kindness Day, Waverly Park Elementary School students and staff participated in a “Waverly Park CAN be Kind” project on Nov. 13. The school community collected approximately 200 canned goods to be donated to Island Harvest, a hunger relief organization on Long Island.
During the school day, students decorated their cans with personalized stickers featuring inspirational quotes or sayings that reinforced the kindness message. They then dropped their decorated cans off in the kindness boxes in the school lobby. The goal was to bring a smile to the faces of those receiving the food donation.
In addition, classes spoke about the importance of being kind, a message that Waverly Park reinforces throughout the school year. Principal Allison Banhazl visited each classroom during the day to read a book about kindness and students were encouraged to fill out a slip of paper to recognize acts of kindness and place it in the Kindness Box located at the entrance of the school. The acts of kindness will be read over the announcements.