JMA youngsters prove that Kindness Service Projects go a long ways


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Fifth graders at John Milledge Academy have been paying it forward and helping out where they can, all part of a Kindness Service Project initiative at the school. Here's a look:

"Fifth graders Aubrey and Bailey Garlock completed their Kindness Service Projects by honoring some of our first responders. Bailey chose the police department to thank them for all they do as they always keep us safe. She made cards that said 'Thank you for the important role that you play in our community!' With the cards, she included tootsie rolls as a snack for them to have in their cars while they are patrolling since they work hard. Aubrey chose the fire department because she said they are risking their lives for our community, and they deserve to be recognized for everything that they do. To thank them, she made cards for each of the firefighters saying 'Have we told you recentlyhow much we appreciate you? Thank you for all you do!' She attached a Reese’s peanut butter cup to the card."

"Kaden Dunnaway chose to complete his Kindness Service Project by helping his grandmother with her garden."

"Sunny Griffin chose to complete her Kindness Service Project by going to work with her mom. Sunny served brownies and coffee to the patrons and helped clean up after haircuts."

"Thomas Garrard made Valentine's Day cards for the Veteran's Home here in Milledgeville for his Kindness Service Project."

"Ella Strickland chose the Baldwin County Animal Shelter for her kindness project. She collected in-kind donations from others as well as monetary donations. She purchased supplies with the money. The in-kind donations and purchased supplies consisted of blankets, toys, treats, dog and cat food, washing detergents, and even a pet carrier. The shelter needs adoptions...they currently are full and have 34 dogs and 42 cats."

"Reginald Shivers completed his Kindness Service Project by using his allowance to pay for the person behind him in the line's meal at McDonald's."

"Kalin Smith completed her Kindness Service Project by providing pizza, donuts and drinks to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Officers and 911 operators."

"Harper Turner, chose for her Kindness Service Project to make and take Valentine cards to the elderly at The Cottages, an assisted living facility. Harper's great-grandmother is one of the residents."

"Brayden Reddick chose to complete his Kindness Service Project by taking snacks to the Milledgeville Police Department."

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