Our friends at Avenues: The World School are committed members of our community and in 2021, they were determined to find unique ways to give back. While their students are unable to volunteer in person due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they found a new way to help our guests.
First graders at Avenues created kindness bags filled with essential personal care items such as masks, hand sanitizer, socks, soap, and more. Each bag included a handmade card by one of the students! These bags made our guests’ days and delivered many smiles to our community. These essential items will help our guests to stay clean and healthy throughout the upcoming months.
The students at Avenues stopped by the Soup Kitchen to deliver the bags and were able to distribute a few of them to some of our guests who were outside during our grab-and-go meal service.
We asked their teachers what they hoped the students would learn from this experience. Teachers Michelle Moro and Julia Rossiello shared, “Our first graders learned so much about hunger and homelessness in the Chelsea community during our partnership with Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen! Since our partnership, we have noticed our students are more kind, caring and inclusive members of the community.”
We are so thankful for our long-standing partnership with Avenues and for their dedication to investing in the local community. These students inspire us to ask: what can you do to give back and serve those in need?