The sixth grade Kindness Committee at Bensalem’s School Lane Charter School “adopted” Inglis House in Philadelphia for the holiday season. Inglis House is a specialty nursing care facility providing long-term, residential care for adults with physical disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and stroke, among others.
A parent (board member Kelly McGee) contacted one of the school principals to determine if there was interest in making a few holiday cards for residents of the facility. The student-run committee jumped at the chance and chose to make not just a few cards, but ensure each full-time resident received a holiday greeting.
They made 194 cards over the course of six school days, more than the 185 goal needed. Some made cards at home and brought them into school, and some students even bought stickers to add decorative flair to the cards. The cards feature hand-drawn winter scenes and written notes wishing a wonderful holiday season. The students all gave up more than a week of their daily break time and tracked their daily progress.
After hearing about what the Kindness Committee was doing, the other sixth grade students jumped in to help make cards.
McGee, who has students in the second and fifth grade at School Lane Charter and who has a relationship with Inglis House, will be hand-delivering the cards.