Aroostook Community Matters - Local Students Show Random Acts of Kindness to Community Members

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 7:17 PM EDT
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EASTON, Maine (WAGM) - This past year, countless members of the community have stepped up to help others during the pandemic. Some students at Easton Elementary School are thanking those people in service for their efforts.

Easton guidance counselor, Theresa Bonner is promoting kindness through a random acts of kindness program.

“We’ve been going into the classroom and focusing on respect for ourselves and others in the community,” said Bonner.

As part of the program, they’ve recently been making cards and thank you letters for people in the community.

“The students in one class had written letters to somebody in the community who has inspired them,” Bonner said.

“Some of them are for people around the community for like Mr. Keep,” said fourth grader Sophia Smith. “He is a bus driver and he does a lot around the school because he’s a janitor too. "

They’ve also been writing gratitude letters for different volunteer groups.

“It helps me express my emotions to people and lets them know how I feel about them,” said Carson MacPherson, fifth grader.

The goal is to teach the students that they can make a difference and help others, and according to Sophia, a fourth grader, they’re learning just that.

“It makes me feel good to make other people feel good,” said Smith.

“It’s good that they know so that they can understand that people do appreciate what they do,” said sixth grader Wyatt Manning-Harris.

Bonner hopes these acts of kindness now will inspire the students to live a life full of kindness in the future. Copyright 2021 WAGM. All rights reserved.