Giving to the Children of Hardwick Elementary School
For little kids, sometimes it’s the small things that count: dry socks after you step into a cold puddle; cozy underwear when your own are damp and clingy. Such simple items, along with new school supplies, can brighten your day and boost your ability to learn.
Our parishioner, “M.” understands that many Hardwick children lack such basic necessities, and organizes annual efforts to lend a hand. Chief among these is the used book sale she sets up to raise funds, and she ensures that there is always a box ready to accept in-kind donations for the kids.
She meets with school staff to ensure that the items are received by those who need them; and early in the holiday season, she asks them to identify an (anonymous) family who would appreciate gifts and a food box. M. conveys the ages, sizes, and likes of the family members to the congregation, who bring in new items to be presented to the family.
The world of a child can be difficult, but M. and her fellow parishioners strive to bring a measure of comfort to their young lives.