Peabody School Students Spread the Gift of Giving

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

December 2, 2005

Tis' the season to give. That's what students at Peabody School are doing this holiday season, while helping Meals on Wheels.

Danielle Martinez and Maxwell Higgins are two kids who say it takes just a little time to lend a helping hand.

"[It takes] probably about 25 minutes," said Martinez.

Along with all Peabody School students, they are showing their support by helping meals on wheels with an annual 'Blizzard Bags' drive.

"It's really cool," said Higgins.

The food collected at the Peabody School is for those who receive assistance from Meals on Wheels. The 'Blizzard Bags' are for the winter months, when bad weather may prevent drivers from getting to their clients.

"It makes me feel good that we're helping people out and that we can help people who are a little less able to help themselves," said Martinez.

"Then they know how great it feels to do this, so that they'll do it more and decrease poverty and things like that." added Higgins.

The administration at Peabody School feels that service teaches their students how to be a part of the community, but it also teaches students that the smallest voices can make a big difference.

"It's the kind of project that everybody can get involved with," said Peabody School's Head, Chris Roberson. "At whatever level of comfort there might be."

With parents showing kids and kinds showing parents, giving back will be apart of everyday life.

"You know you've done something right, so you feel good about it," concluded Higgins.

Peabody is already thinking ahead to their next community service project, as they are gearing up for help with a shoe drive for the homeless early next year.

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