Erin Maxwell leads the 4th and 5th grade PEAK gifted and talented program at Ray Bjork Learning Center. This past fall her class decided to dedicate their time and energy to helping their community with a project called “Create a Caring Community”.
Good Samaritan Ministries was one of the community organizations that wanted to help. The project included learning about the ministry, some on-sight volunteering and finally, designing and creating a project to benefit our thrift store. First the kids came in for tour of the store and assistance offices, and learned about all the ways Good Samaritan helps the community and those in need in Helena. All the students listened attentively and had incredibly insightful questions. After the tour and presentation they gave their time helping our toy department sort items to sell. When they left that day they had a good idea what their project would be.
The kids, with some help from local business donors and the Helena High school wood shop, built new shelving for the thrift store and created an inventive scarf holder. Both items proved incredibly useful and are excellently made! We are so grateful for them and the PEAK program for teaching the future generation to be conscientious and caring community members.
You can read more about this project here. http://www.ktvh.com/2017/01/class-act-elementary-students-build-a-better-community
(left) Student present their scarf holder made of a bicycle tire. (right) the finished shelving unit is now being put to good use in our craft department.
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