“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 qualify for free or reduced lunch.
What the morning 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 pencil case, pack a new book bag 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 Saturday, August 3rd at Clothes to Kids of Fairfield County, 90 Fairfield Ave, Stamford. Orientation for new families will be from 10:00 – 10:30 am and the project will begin at 10:30 am.
Items that are nice to have in each bag, in order of priority:
– 2 pocket plastic folders
– Large glue sticks
– Washable markers, colored pencils and crayons
– Fiskars / Kids scissors
– #2 Pencils
– New underwear or socks for boys and girls
*Parent/guardian must attend this event with his/her child.
Supplies requested may also be dropped off at the AAA, Northeast office.
1115 High Ridge Road, Stamford