Friday, November 20, 2015

Kindness Makes a Difference!

Last month was full of amazing things!


It was so much fun celebrating #healthychoices during Red Ribbon Week and seeing what PACT and Star Academy families do to get active, eat healthy and have fun!

We also held #Socktober donations drives at PACT Academy and Star Academy during the month of October and received hundreds of pairs of socks, toiletries, food, clothing, and essentials for families in our community! Proceeds were donated to Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento.




















We had such a HUGE response from NCS students and families!

PACT Acts of Kindness Club and the Kind Kids Club 5th graders helped promote the donation drives, creating signs, doing sidewalk chalk art, and spread word to their friends and neighbors!

Some of our 5th grade students at Star Academy in Mrs. Rohrbacker's class even made a short video to spread the word about #Socktober!



How did we do? Check out all of the totals below!



PACT Academy Totals:
511   Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs/brushes, shampoo/conditioner, etc.)
257  Diapers
250  Pairs of Socks
68    Clothing Items
21    Living Essentials (garbage bags, ponchos, etc.)
33    Combs/Brushes
10    Food Items
5      Stuffed Toys
3      Underwear
2      Backpacks

Total Number of Items: 1,160

Star Academy Totals:
338   Pairs of Socks
201   Food Items
34     Underwear
33     Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs/brushes, shampoo/conditioner, etc.)
24     Undershirts
23     Items of Clothing
15     Hats
15     Packages of Baby Wipes
3       Pairs of Gloves
3       Jackets
3       Blankets
2       Belts
1       Scarf
1       Pairs of Shoes
1       Package of Diapers

Total Number of Items: 697

GRAND Total: 1,842 Items
Biggest Totals: 588 Pairs of Socks and 544 Toiletries Items! Wow!

Last week we delivered the items to Loaves and Fishes and filled an entire pallet with items from the donation drives. These items will be distributed to men, women, and children in the Loaves and Fishes programs, including their Mustard Seed School which had recently seen a record increase in the number of students attending (see Sacramento Bee Article here).

Loaves and Fishes also served their 7 millionth meal in September!
(You can read more here).

I would just like to express my thanks and gratitude to all of the students and families who helped support our #Socktober donation drives and helped give back to our Sacramento Community! 

A special thanks to PACT Acts of Kindness Club and Kind Kids Club 5th Graders!

It's so amazing how a little kindness can make such a huge difference.

If you'd like to learn about some other ways to share kindness during the upcoming holiday season, you can find some ideas below. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful holiday break.

Sacramento 211

Sacramento 211 - Thanksgiving Assistance and Volunteer/Donation Opportunities
http://www.211sacramento.org/211/wp-content/uploads/thanksgiving.pdf


Sactown Magazine
Fun ways to give back this Holiday Season (Sactown Magazine):
http://www.sactownmag.com/Blog/2015/11-fun-ways-to-give-back-this-holiday-season/