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‘Day of Kindness’ inspired by one student’s project set to help others

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WINDSOR (WBNG) -- A person's day can be made better by a single kind deed.

That's the focus teachers and counselors at C.R. Weeks had this year with their students.

"This year, in our elementary school, all staff is really taking this mindset of trying to build empathy into our students," said School Counselor Liz Sharkan.

"So I think every day academics is always the foreground, but it's also creating good humans," she said.

Thursday's events throughout the school were the ultimate example of that, as all grade levels wrote letters of kindness to veterans, made crafts for the elderly and sat with new friends at lunch.

One student also kicked off his own project giving personal hygiene products to students in need, inspired by a friend he helped last year.

"He shared something with me and he didn't have toothpaste, floss, or, like, a toothbrush. So, like, I gave him a personal hygiene product," said 5th grade student, Landry Salt.

The project will continue the rest of the year with other's generosity helping to expand its reach.

"He's going to put a box in our main lobby and he made flyers to send home. It's just if students want to bring in some soap or toothpaste or floss they can bring it in and put it in the box. So he kind of envisions it like a little closet. If someone needs a toothbrush, come take it out of Landry's closet," said Sharkan.

As time goes on, Landry's idea will hopefully be inspiration for other students.

"I think that could inspire our kids here. Any kind thing they do for someone else, or someone else does for themselves, it doesn't have to end there. You can take it out into the home, or the community, or wherever your heart desires and just keep those behaviors going," said Sharkan.

Damon Matson

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