Bellevue Student Creates Holiday Magic for Classmates

     Published on 12/21/21   Tagged under:    District News    Bellevue Elementary School   

This is a photo of a boy distributing wrapped gifts to his classmates who are sitting at desks in their classroom.A few years ago, when Micah Jones came home from his first day of kindergarten, his parents asked why his backpack was missing. Micah shared that he had given it to a classmate, whose family was unable to provide him with one.
 
It was then that the Jones family had an idea: and the Micah Alexander Jones (MAJ) Project was born. Each year, the group seeks community support to purchase gifts for a new cause. Each fall, the MAJ Project hosts a backpack giveaway for children in the community. In addition, three years ago, they provided gifts for the homeless. Two years ago, they donated to the women of the YWCA and their children. Last year, they gifted members of a local church.
 
This year, Micah – now a 2nd grade student – had a conversation with a classmate who mentioned that a parent had just lost a job and would be unable to purchase gifts this year… prompting Micah and his family to take action.
 
Thanks to donations from the community, this year, the MAJ Project donated gifts to each student in Micah’s class – as well as to a 2nd grade classroom at Frazer, where Micah’s aunt teaches. The students received everything from coloring books, nail sets, footballs, microscopes, dolls, NERF toys, bead sets, pajama sets and more.
 
“As a parent, it really does my heart amazing to know that my son has an empathetic heart and is sensitive to his environment,” Nitch Jones, Micah’s father, shared. “He wants the holidays to be a blessing to his classmates who may not be as fortunate. I’m so proud that he is galvanizing the community, together with his family, to donate these gifts to help make other young people happy.”
 
We are so proud of Micah for his empathy and leadership!