Small School With Big Heart Helps Local Seniors
Cornerstone Montessori students and their families showed their generous spirit by rallying behind two Brighton Center programs this holiday season. The center’s “Wish Tree” program for area children in need and their “Snuggling Seniors” program, which provides holiday gift baskets, including donated blankets to area seniors, benefitted greatly by this small school’s big heart.
Reaching out those in need in our community and teaching their children a valuable lesson in giving fueled the outpouring of gifts. Toys, coats, and clothing for 48 area children were donated by CMS families. The school also received donations of 32 blankets for the “Snuggling Seniors” gift baskets.
Included in the blanket donations were handmade blankets created by the school’s 5th and 6th grade students. With their teacher, Jeannette Stokes, they spent time between classroom lessons making the blankets. One 6th grade student commented, “While making the blankets, I realized that I should be very grateful for everything I have.”
These students took great pleasure in loading up two vehicles with their many bags of goodies and delivering them to the Brighton Center. Staff at the center thanked them heartily and told them what a fine job they had done.
The children smiled.