Local Everyday Hero Spotlight: The Fourth Grade Students At Providence Spring Elementary
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — When you think of local everyday heroes, the first image that comes to mind probably isn’t a group of fourth graders — but one group of students at a South Charlotte Elementary School are heroes to Charlotte’s Homeless Community.
Every year, fourth grade students at Providence Spring Elementary participate in “Operation Sandwich,” a food drive that collects supplies and then distributes nearly 4,000 sandwiches to the homeless community through Urban Ministries, a day facility for area homeless individuals. The sandwiches, along with a bag of chips, a banana, a mint, condiments, and a homemade cookie were assembled by the fourth graders this past week, and are being delivered to the homeless center by their parents.
North Carolina point-in-time statistics indicates that on any given night, 1290 people are homeless in Mecklenburg County. For people experiencing homelessness, every small act of kindness, every bagged lunch, and every ounce of compassion and understanding, helps.
From all of us at CBS Radio, we would like to applaud these fourth graders for brightening the lives of many local homeless individuals.
“You can not do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do.”
-Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte
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