Ahead of Thanksgiving, students from Homestead School and Locust School collected shoes as part of their service-learning project for Soles4Souls, a nonprofit organization that gives shoes and clothing to people in crisis, freeing up financial resources they can use toward other needs.
All first grade students at both schools attended an assembly where they watched a presentation on Soles4Souls’ mission and spoke with a representative from the organization to better understand the impact of their giving efforts. This was an incredible opportunity for Garden City students to be able to ask direct questions and see firsthand the difference their donations have made.
1: Homestead first grade students excitedly raised their hands, asking the representative from Soles4Souls questions about the organization.
2: Homestead students, staff and volunteers stood proudly behind some of the items that were donated.
3: Locust students chatted with a Soles4Souls representative over Zoom, learning about their mission.
Photos courtesy of Garden City Public Schools