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Paying it Forward Through DCSD

Students passing books

HIGHLANDS RANCH - Students spent the last week performing hundreds of random acts of kindness at Eldorado Elementary. What started with a handful of thank you notes, extra chores at home, or even helping fellow students at school, quickly escalated into a very large pay it forward event.

Using their love for books and the school’s push for literacy, students began donating books to share with others. On Thursday, students at Eldorado finished collecting over 1,600 books to donate to nearby Sedalia Elementary School. The idea was to share Eldorado’s love for books and literacy with its neighboring school and its students. 

 

The large act of kindness will ensure each family at Sedalia receives five to six book a piece.

After hearing about the event at Eldorado, Douglas County School District Transportation Department decided to donate a bus and driver to pick up books at Eldorado and then deliver them at Sedalia Elementary.

Students unloading the bus

Members of Eldorado’s Student Government helped unload the books and work along with Sedalia’s Sustainability Team to get them delivered.

The two groups then meet together. Eldorado Elementary then challenged Sedalia to come up with a way to pay it forward and help another school within the Douglas County School District.

piles and piles of books     

As this wave continues its way through Douglas County School District, kids are getting a chance to see what a chain reaction of kindness can look like, and first-hand knowledge of the impacts they can make!

 

February 21, 2017 | By acarlson1 | Category: Schools

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