Red Oak Montessori School once again partnered with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc to provide pajamas for our community. November 20rd – December 8th children collected coins by doing extra chores, asking family members and neighbors to donate to Red Oak Act of Kindness Coin Collection and even by searching couch cushions!
Their excitement on our field trip to FSB and to Walmart was outstanding. Pride filled the room as they explained to Donna Rhodes (Winnisquam Echo journalist) how they collected money, what they have learned about others in our community who need simple things like pajama’s and all the details on what pj’s they each chose. It was a wonderful time to watch as the children learned compassion, the importance of giving and the joy of helping those in need as theycollection was presented to Gail Lyman, CAP that week.
Special thanks to all the families for their continued support. Thank you to area businesses for their donations: Thomas Richard Hair Salon in Tilton and Certified Motor Cars in Franklin each donated $100.00. The children collected $488.63 for a Grand Total of $688.63 worth of pajamas.