October 5th, 2018
This week was our first lunch club for Community Heroes! We had about 50 kids from 1st to 3rd grades. The 4th and 5th graders were not able to participate due to student council activities.
The kids had a great brainstorming session about what they are passionate about in our community and throughout the world. Ideas included helping the homeless, elderly, sick children and animals, as well as many ideas about the environment.
We divided the kids into groups based on the areas that they were most passionate about. In these smaller groups we brainstormed specific ways that we can make a difference. We took notes about potential project ideas. When we came back together as a group, and shared some of our project ideas.
For the last portion of our first meeting, we discussed something helpful we can do right away and right here in our own community! We talked about how the weather is changing, it is growing colder, and that the number one need for homeless is socks. So, for our first project this school year, we have decided to team up with the Downtown Streets Team in San Rafael to collect new, adult socks for the month of October. We are calling the sock drive “Socktober”, and we were all inspired by this Kid President video.
We talked about all the steps needed to do this sock drive.
The kids decided that they would like to make posters to advertise to the community before and after school. We ended the club with the kids dividing up into small groups to write their names on the back of posters. At our next meeting on October 19 we plan to make our posters for Socktober and discuss the details for our sock drive! The sock drive will be taking place for one week, October 22nd-26th. New or very slightly worn, matching, adult crew or ankle socks can be dropped off at the office. The kids will be responsible for collecting and taking inventory of the socks. Warm hats, combs, and gloves are also appreciated.