Evening Street Gives Back
At Evening Street Elementary, changing the world means helping those in need. Whether it is a school sponsored special dress up day, or a group of students who set up their own lemonade stand for hurricane relief, students are giving back.
“Everybody at Evening Street wants to help others,” said fourth grader Ella Flores. “Because most people think it’s important to give back to the community and serve a good purpose.”
Catie Fisher’s kindergarten class is helping a classroom in Texas following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, earlier this school year. She and her students sent $913 in school supplies to the class and will be pen pals with the students for the rest of the school year.
“I contacted the teacher directly and we were able to go above and beyond their supply list”, she said.
First graders Sophia Bixler and Benjamin Rogers turned buckeyes from Bixler’s yard into $32.75 for hurricane relief. They charged $1 for a bag and 50 cents for a single buckeye.
“People can lose their homes,” said Bixler. “They almost lost everything in the floods. We’re donating money to help them.”
Fourth graders Flores and Leah Levingston take part in Penny Harvest as part of their responsibilities with the school’s student council. The idea is to take loose change from students throughout the school and turn it into a sizeable donation to an organization of the students’ choice.
One such organization that received funds from Evening Street last year is A Kid Again.
“We do Penny Harvest because we just want to help our community,” Levingston said.
First grader Juliet Spector was happy to help raise money for the Honor Flight Network on the school’s DOT Day. Evening Street raised $1,100 for the organization that helps veterans by flying them to Washington D.C. to be honored and visit and reflect memorials to the wars or conflicts they served in.
“We’ve done a lot of fundraisers,” Levingston said. “I think most of the kids participate in them because they realize how important it is to help others.”