Deer Park Elementary School is hosting a special “Give Back” Family Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in conjunction with National Kindness Day. Students, staff and families have been challenged to “give back” to our community with a variety of service projects and hands-on activities.
The event is organized by DPES Family Resource Center coordinator Megan Brannon, who has adopted the theme “In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind.”
Projects and activities include:
Food Drive / Blessing Bags – Those in attendance are invited to take canned goods or hygiene items to be donated to local shelters to benefit families in our community.
Operation Christmas Box – Fill a shoebox with love and supplies.
Book and Toy Drive – Items will be donated to a local child in need.
Puzzle Pieces – Make a bracelet to share with friends at Puzzle Pieces, a local nonprofit that serves people with intellectual disabilities.
Kindness Station / Magic Wand Project – Pledge to be kind and spread kindness like confetti with your magic wand!
Socktober – Leave a kindness note in a pair of socks to be donated to local shelters.
Ranger Shout Outs – Deer Park Rangers are invited to take or leave a note of encouragement.
No-Sew Pet Toys – Use your imagination to create a pet toy for our local animal shelter.
Giving Tuesday Change War – Empty your pockets for a good cause to benefit the DPES Family Resource Center.
Red White & Blue – Thank a Veteran for all they have done on behalf of our freedoms.
Kindness Rocks – Paint an inspirational message on a rock to pass along to a friend in need.
Community Helpers – Stop by the Appreciation Station to express your thanks for our firefighters, police officers and medical professionals.
Cheer-Up Cards – Help a student “turn a frown upside down” with a word of encouragement.
Blanket of Love – Help make a no-sew “Blanket of Love” and holiday cards for residents of local nursing homes.
Random Acts – Pick a card, any card! What will your random act of kindness be?
The evening will also include presentation of a re-purposed newspaper rack, which has been turned into a Little Free Library to be placed on the Deer Park campus.