Smiles for School

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“Smiles For School” is a Kids Helping Kids project for elementary aged students entering grades 1-5. 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 designs the totes, and then fills them with all the needed school supplies for elementary aged kids who are living at Inspirica, the transitional housing shelter in Stamford.

What the afternoon will look like ~ We encourage our young volunteers to go shopping for some of the supplies needed (see list below) and then join us to decorate a tote bag, pack it 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 any 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!

Join us on August 12th at The Depot, 25 Heights Road, Darien, CT! Orientation for new families will be from 2:00-2:30pm and the project will begin at 2:30 pm.

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

 packs of wide rule loose leaf paper

 spiral bound wide ruled note books

 Washable markers, colored pencils and/or crayons

 Fiskars / Kids scissors

Toothbrush and/or toothpaste

*Parent/guardian must attend this event with his/her child.



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