• 37°

We could learn a thing or two from these students

The weather is finally going to get warmer this week, which is welcome news after temperatures hung around freezing the majority of last week.

But the next time temperatures dip, the warming center will be ready thanks to students at Franklin Forrest Elementary School.

The school challenged each grade level to bring in 100 items for the warming center during its inaugural “100 items for 100 days of school” promotion. By the end of it, students had collected more than 1,800 items for the warming center.

“This makes a great impact on the warming center because not only are we distributing these items to warming center guests, we are also taking these items to homeless individuals who are not staying at the warming center for various reasons,” said New Ventures Marketing Director Anabeth Ivey. “We’ve been trying to increase our reach by visiting ‘tent cities’ and communities of homeless persons that need these resources as well, so donations like this really help us with that.”

We could all learn a thing or two from these kindergarten through fifth grade students, who came together to help people in our community.

The timing couldn’t have been better when you could consider the cold weather.

We applaud all of these students for their donations and for helping out the warming center.