Year 5 and Year 2 students Helen, Molly and Alice put their creative talents to the test when completing a recent service project. In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the girls worked hard to create a set of handmade Valentine’s Day cards that will be delivered to Dancing While Cancering, a nonprofit with a mission to bring joy to the inpatient experience of children with cancer. The cards will be delivered to one of DWC’s 20 partner hospitals. The three students spent the afternoon together designing, cutting, and glueing up a storm, and wrote jokes and other positive messages to personalize the cards.
This is their second year making cards for Dancing While Cancering for an MLK Jr Day service project. During the spring of 2020, while they were remote learning, they joined forces with their mom and her work colleagues in making cards for virtual volunteering.
Dancing While Cancering was founded by friends of Molly and Alice's family in honor of their daughter Maddie, who bravely faced a rare form of cancer. They've been inspired to continue to shine Maddie’s light by creating fun and uplifting cards for those who need it most.
When asked to reflect back on the experience, the girls had very thoughtful messages to share. Alice: “I really want there to be a world of harmony and peace and for people to spread joy. Giving back is really important to me because I want to change the world to make it more friendly.” Molly added, “I love knowing that the cards will be going to kids who really need them. I also love writing jokes and puns because they spread a smile on everyone’s faces.”
The school recently celebrated their efforts during our Red Carpet Assembly where Principal Sharp presented them with the "Sharpest Tool in the Shed" award. The girls found an activity that channeled their creativity and imagination for an amazing cause. We know this is not the last we'll see of their creative and thoughtful endeavors!