Wintersville Elementary School’s second grade class fills up cancer bags

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The second grade class at Wintersville Elementary School does a community service learning project every year.

And this year they are making cancer bags to help out the people at the Tony Teramana Cancer Center.

Sarah Hayes is a second grade teacher at Wintersville Elementary School and says her mom was a patient at the cancer center and would worry about the people who didn’t have someone to take care of them. 

“At that time we were talking about starting a different service learning project and after that conversation my mom had sparked some interest. I suggested the idea to my colleges and our principal and everybody was on board. The first year it started with 100 bags and it has grown to over 200 bags that we donate every year,” said Wintersville Elementary School Second Grade Teacher, Sarah Hayes.

Some of the items they have are tissues, chapstick, snacks, hard candy, gum, wet wipes, lotion, hats along with many other things but the newest addition to the bags this year are the prayer squares.

Second grader Cora Baralow said  what doing this means to her, “Really special.. Like flying. I hope they enjoy all the food they eat and the stuff they play with.”

“We want the students to learn to care for their community. These are going to be the leaders of tomorrow. We want to teach them traits such as kindness, compassion, generosity and just how something so small can make a huge difference to everybody,” said Hayes.

This project is going on till March 7th.

So if you would like to help out they are accepting monetary donations along with any of the items that were listed above 

You can drop off those items at Wintersville Elementary.

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