The Mt. Comfort Elementary School "Pass It Forward" campaign was deemed successful. Mt. Comfort Elementary School gave cards with the words “Pass it Forward” to each student. The student’s mission was to do something kind for someone and leave the card behind, hopefully inspiring the person to do something kind for someone else. Students learn that by doing something for others, the reward has a substantial personal impact through their benevolence.
Some of this year’s “Pass It Forward” random acts of kindness include:
- Molly left pennies at the Meijer horse to allow many rides for future children.
- Maggie made stress balls out of balloons for two classes. She also bought an extra ticket at the movies and gave it to a stranger.
- Regan and Tyler purchased a gift card for a stranger and paid for his lunch. He responded with tears in his eyes and said he really needed that!
- Maya baked muffins and treats to welcome new neighbors.
- Aubrey gave 600 Dave and Buster's tickets to another child.
- Avery donated her dolls to the Julian Center.
- Devin made his brother's bed without anyone asking.
- Autumn shared gently used toys, books and clothes with those that need them.
- Addyson and Liam helped bake brownies for the Buck Creek Township Fire Department where their dad is a firefighter.
- Olivia served cake to guests at her Great-Grandmother's 85th birthday.
- Sam baked cookies for neighbors and helped unload groceries.
- Campbell helped out a TechMobile Aid.
- Gretchen treated the neighbor to blueberry muffins, which brought tears to the neighbor.
- Tasha made her mother breakfast in bed.
- Bailey made cookies and left them on the neighbor's porch as a surprise.
- Andrew and Isaac bought another boy a yo-yo.
Mt. Comfort Elementary Principal, Heather Whitaker, states, “The random acts of kindness are unlimited; the deeds do not have to cost money. The kindness deeds can be for a friend, neighbor or stranger, simply because Mt. Comfort children care. Our ‘Pass It Forward’ day falls on Dr. Martin Luther King Day which is also a National Day of Service. I am reminded of a quote from MLK, ‘The time is always right to do what is right.’”
The “Pass It Forward” card states, “You have received a ’Pass It Forward’ card. This means that someone has completed a good deed for you and they wish nothing in return. All they want is that you pass on this card, along with a good deed to someone else in need. It can be as big or small a deed as you would like to make it. You can ‘Pass It Forward’ anytime you like. If you decide not to ‘Pass It Forward,’ then no one will know but you. We hope your day has been made a little bit brighter by someone’s heartfelt gesture.”
Students are learning to make a difference in someone' life and impacting countless people with their generosity and goodness of heart. Be sure to watch the video below which showcases many of the students' acts of kindess.