Valentine's Day not just candy and decorations for local students

(WTRF) - It's Random Act of Kindness week at Woodsdale Elementary, teaching kids the importance of good deeds centered around the holiday celebrating love.

From the student council collecting blankets for Youth Services Systems to a second grader named Leah helping a friend, this Valentine's Day at Woodsdale Elementary isn't just about candy hearts and decorated boxes.

It started with a Valentine's Day stuffed animal in the school store.

Instead of 2nd grader Leah Young keeping the holiday toy for herself, she put her classmate Camden first.

"So I got a note and I put it on his desk, and I got the puppy and I put it on his desk," said Young.

The note she slipped in Camden's desk read "I know you wanted this puppy from Leah".

Students were excited to share their Valentine's Day boxes that they've worked so hard on, but just as excited to take action for others, too.

"We made no-sew tie blankets for the freeze shelter for people who needed blankets that have the blankets they needed," said Harper Moores, 5th Grade.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade students collected over 40 blankets for Youth Services Systems.

The kids chose Valentine's day for the blankets to be given to the freeze shelter, with a little extra love and kindness from the kids.

Random Acts of Kindness Week continues until Friday.


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