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Kindness Project at Kansas School Aims to Combat Violence

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By    |   Friday, 26 January 2018 09:54 AM

A group of fifth-graders have launched a kindness project at their school in Andover, Kansas, and are encouraging other classes across the country to follow suit and spread some caring in the world.

The campaign was initiated by Prairie Creek Elementary School teacher Shanda Seibel, who wanted to show her students that there was a way to combat violence through kindness.

"When we saw all the violence on TV and internet, like the shootings, we asked (our teacher) how we could change what's going on in the world," said one student Justus Dockstadar to the Wichita Eagle. "She said we could always try to change by showing kindness and it could be big or small. So we began to develop the kindness project."

Actions speak louder than words so to drive their point home, the class decided to drop their Valentine's Day dance and instead donate special care packs to Wichita's Littlest Heroes, a non-profit organization that provides care to children fighting life threatening illness.

"We are giving up our Valentine's Day party to help other kids that don't get to go to school or can't go to school," the students said in a post on their website.

Their aim is to make 250 valentine boxes for each of the children of Wichita's Littlest Heroes, an idea that came about when one of their own classmates missed Valentine's Day because she was fighting cancer.

"The number one thing is that we came up with it together," said student Sophia Bankston, according to the Wichita Eagle. "We also came up with idea to help Wichita's Littlest Heroes because one of our classmates missed Valentine's Day because she was fighting cancer."

The students hope their example will have a ripple effect, with people around the world giving back to others in small ways and then sharing their good deeds on social media with #theroadtokindness.

And for those feeling uninspired, the students have created a list of suggestions that range from giving someone a hug to writing someone a kind letter.

"We thought we should do something that warms people's hearts and fills up social media with kindness and love," student Lilly Spurlock said, according to the Wichita Eagle.

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