Porter's Shoeboxes of Hope

     Published on 9/16/15   Tagged under:    Porter Elementary School   

Porter staff and scholars participated in a service project during the first week of school to remember and honor the victims of the attacks of September 11th, 2001.  We collected personal hygiene items and put together ‘Shoeboxes of Hope’ for homeless and needy people through the United Way.  We hoped to get one filled shoebox per classroom but we more than doubled our goal by putting together fifty ‘Shoeboxes of Hope’!  Principal Wil Mecum and project coordinator and Teacher Librarian, Sue Limpert are pictured with three exceptional scholars.   Aleda was the first student to bring in two filled shoeboxes!  Evan brought in a big box filled with shampoos, conditioners and soaps, plus he filled his own shoebox using his own money and decorated it, too!  Erica brought in three large boxes of shoeboxes to be filled.  Our value of the month of September is caring.  This project taught students how we can show others how much we care!