Springton Manor Students Gather Donations for Home of the Sparrow
Glenmoore, PA – You need not live next door to the students at Springton Manor Elementary School in Wallace Township for them to consider you their neighbor. With the aim of placing further focus on the positive power and common thread of kindness, students from kindergarten to fifth grade are extending “World Kindness Day” into a full, month-long campaign to help women and children in need by partnering with Home of the Sparrow.
Located in Exton, Home of the Sparrow supports women facing homelessness by providing a safety net for single women, mothers and their children in Chester County and helping them to achieve long-term stability, secure housing and chart new paths for their futures.
Through the month of November, Springton Manor students collected much needed personal products, household and cleaning items and more to donate to the local organization. Suggested donations include: diapers (size 5, in particular), baby wipes, toothpaste and tooth brushes, bath soap, shampoo, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper and trash bags. These essential items cannot be purchased with public assistance cards, so donations help limited budgets go farther.
Fred McFeely Rogers, the beloved “Mr. Rogers,” famously said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” The students of Springton Manor are stepping up to answer the call for helpers! To join them, visit homeofthesparrow.org/givingtuesday/ or email KSanger@homeofthesparrow.org. The non-profit is using “Giving Tuesday” on December 3 as the day for the community to drop off donations.
Photo caption: Students gather around their donations