They say children learn best by doing, by having a "hands-on" experience. A mother in Maryland took that advice to heart when she started "Food on the 15th," a non-profit program that involves school children helping people in need.
On the 15th of each month, a classroom at Pointers Run Elementary School in Maryland, is abuzz with volunteers. Students like Campbell Snoddy collect food that has been donated by students, parents and teachers from each classroom.
First, the children check to make sure the food isn’t too old. Then they sort it by category and put the cans and boxes into bags to be delivered to low-income senior citizens in the community.
“I wanted to teach my daughter about philanthropy, about helping others who were less fortunate in the community," says Julie Rosenthal, who started the non-profit program six years ago. "And I wanted to teach other kids in the community, too.”
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