They will never walk a mile in their shoes, but students at nine Toronto public and private schools are making sure kids in Haiti won’t go barefoot.
More than 500 Grade 4 and 5 students from Allenby, Hillcrest, John Ross Robertson, Crestwood, Leo Baeck North and South, USDS Bathurst and Bayview, and Netivot HaTorah schools collected more than 5,000 pairs of shoes. Project Give Back and the students worked with shoe retailer Soft Moc and Soles4Souls to deliver the shoes to earthquake victims…
These young students were inspired to raise awareness for Mount Sinai Hospital by a special school project. Project Give Back ……
Cantor Eric Moses and his family decided to participate in the Sept. 30 CIBC Run for the Cure, presented by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, after his son, Sammy, a student at Associated Hebrew Schools, came home with Project Give Back.
Jacob’s Ladder co-founder, Ellen Schwartz, explains why and how her newest project is inspiring young students across the city to make positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others.
For Mark Mannarn, coming up with the concept for his charity event was simple. “I love hockey. And I hate cancer,” the 12-year-old says.
Project Give Back teaches community spirit: The learning-by-doing approach is helping these kids internalize the value and rewards derived from helping others
Project Give Back, a unique program for students in grades 4 and 5, has left an indelible mark on the students who participated in it, their teachers say. Ellen Schwartz, a Grade 4 teacher at Eitz Chaim Day School, developed the project in her general studies class four years ago. The goal was to teach children empathy, compassion, philanthropy and communal responsibility, all of which require the efforts of both the home and the school. It has received rave reports from educators and charitable organizations.