Pay It Forward – National Day of “KIN”dness
Every year on February 20th Kin clubs across the country celebrate the National Day of “KIN”dness by performing acts of kindness in their communities. This year we partnered with Mrs. Nancy Stewart’s Grade 8 class at Dr. Losier Middle School. The Miramichi Kinsmen provided $1000 and challenged the students to select groups or people in the community for appreciation and recognition. During the last 6 weeks, the class researched and selected these groups and then delivered tokens of appreciation on Friday, February 26th. From Corrections Officers to Nursing Home Workers to other local businesses, the students did a phenomenal job selecting these often-unsung heroes that have kept things going during this pandemic. Thanks to everyone who has gone above and beyond in the last 12 months!
The project was a huge success and would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of staff and students of Dr. Losier Middle School and Project Chair Anthony Gray (who is also an EA in Mrs. Stewart’s class). Special thanks to Mrs. Nancy Stewart for taking this project on and to ASD-N District Experiential Learning Coordinator Rick Hayward for all his assistance and leadership.