Posted Date: 03/01/2018
What started out as a single classroom’s desire to spread kindness, turned into a national, and international, movement. Students in Shanda Seibel’s fifth-grade class at Prairie Creek Elementary decided a simple act of kindness, big or small, could make a difference which developed into The Kindness Project with the main goal of spreading kindness.
Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day with the traditional class party, the 5th-grade class made Valentine boxes to donate to kids in Wichita’s Littlest Heroes, a non-profit that helps support children with a life-threatening diagnosis.
The project first received attention from the Wichita Eagle and was then picked up by national news organizations. They made pleas on Twitter for help from Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres. One 5th-grade class in New York participated by making valentines for a cancer hospital.
Click here to view a video made about the project.
Mrs. Seibel’s Fifth Grade Class