A local elementary school is doing an incredible project and I hope you’ll support it with me.
What are they doing: Instead of selling candy bars, popcorn, or whatever you don’t need, they’re doing a kindness fundraiser. The kids at Moreland Arts and Health Sciences Magnet School in West St. Paul do acts of kindness and ask for your support. They’re doing all kinds of stuff, including writing notes, decorating grocery bags, making toys for a local animal shelter, a cereal box drive for a local food shelf, and much more.
Moreland kids are spreading kindness across the community.
“Small acts of kindness can mean big things for other people.”-Moreland Principal Mark Quinn
What’s the goal: One of their goals is to raise money for a giant mural across the backside of their building. It’s the perfect fit for an arts magnet school, especially in a first-ring suburb that’s lacking public art.
I love imaging what the mural could look like:
Learn more: I wrote about this fundraiser last year and I covered it again this year. It’s just a feel-good story.
How to Donate
You can donate now to support this effort. That goes straight to the school’s main fundraising page.
You can also donate to individual kids, who create their own fundraising page to share with their family and friends. I like this approach because it directly encourages the kids who are engaged and working hard to support this effort. It’s up to families to share those links, so they’re harder to find, but this Facebook thread has a bunch.
Donate now: The fundraiser was originally scheduled to run through March 3, but one of our snowstorms messed things up a bit so they’ve extended it through March 5 to give kids a couple more days.