Smiles for School

Smiles for School

“Smiles For School” is a Kids Helping Kids project for elementary-aged students entering grades 1-5 who would like to help assemble back to school backpacks and school supplies for students at The Carver Center in Norwalk, CT.

Los voluntarios que asistan a este proyecto estarán armando mochilas para otros estudiantes de la comunidad, no para ellos mismos. Todas las mochilas se han prometido a The Carver Center en Norwalk, CT y se entregarán una vez finalizado este proyecto. A los voluntarios inscritos en este proyecto también se les pide que traigan suministros adicionales como donaciones para las mochilas que armaremos. Si no puede traer suministros adicionales, pero aún así le gustaría unirse a nosotros, es más que bienvenido. No dude en enviarnos un correo electrónico con preguntas adicionales.

Project History

This is a project that was started by a 1st grader, Conor, who wanted to help other kids that could not get their own school supplies. Our team will work hard to personalize special items for back to school and then fill backpacks with all the needed school supplies for elementary-aged kids who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

What The Project Will Look Like...

We have purchased most of the necessary supplies for this year's project but encourage our young volunteers to go shopping for some of the remaining supplies (see list below). Then, on July 23rd, join us to customize pencil cases, pack new book bags with supplies, and spread cheer about the upcoming school year! We will also talk about how small acts of kindness can make a big difference in our world.

Anyone new to our program will get a brief orientation to Kids Helping Kids and then we will begin our project. Please bring either of the suggested items, any contribution is appreciated. Make it fun and go shop with your child as the kids we are giving them to do not have that luxury!

Items We Need Volunteers to Bring

Any contributions are appreciated!

Items that are nice to have in each bag, in order of priority:

* 2 pocket plastic folders
* Large glue sticks
* Colored pencils

Project Registration

July 23, 2021

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: The Yerwood Center at 90 Fairfield Ave, Stamford

Note: A parent/guardian must attend this event with his/her child.

Orientation for new families will be from 3:30-4:00 and the project will begin at 4:00 pm.