Fourth Graders Volunteer at Homeless Shelter

Students helped make beds at the shelter
Students helped make beds at the shelter
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Students decorated placemats
Students decorated placemats

Mrs. Knight's and Mrs. Reiner's fourth grade class had a great time volunteering at a homeless shelter recently. 

Students volunteered at Maureen's Haven in East Hampton at Most Holy Trinity Church on Friday, February 13th,
the last day before mid-winter recess. Students took a bus to the church and helped make beds, set the tables for dinner, and decorated.

In the weeks leading up to their trip to the shelter, students collected items such as hand warmers, socks, gloves, chap stick, and tissues and made "Winter essentials" baggies for each person who visited the shelter. On Friday, they also made placemats for the dining hall and decoupaged candle holders to decorate the tables. 

Mrs. Knight, who has had her students volunteer at Maureen's Haven for four years now, also read the book Sam the Can Man to introduce the issue of homelessness to her students. "The students really enjoyed setting up the tables and making everything look nice," said Mrs. Knight. "The other volunteers also appreciated the extra help."