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Second Graders Provide Holiday Meals
Second Graders Provide Holiday Meals

Mrs. Jennifer Gilbert's second-grade class at Gladwyne Elementary School has been learning about giving back to their neighbors, about the meaning of community, philanthropy and about what it means to give of themselves to help others.

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a basis, the students decided that they wanted to focus on poverty and food insecurity in their community.

The students brainstormed a list of Thanksgiving items, including turkey and dessert. Then, they collected all that would be needed to prepare meals for five different families.

Mrs. Gilbert reports that the students are very proud of themselves and so grateful to have had the opportunity to give back!

Kudos to Mrs. Gilbert's class for demonstrating the spirit of the holidays, and showing that everyone -- no matter how young -- can make a difference in the lives of others.

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