Idaho elementary school teaches lessons, helps former student through “Kindness Week”

Idaho elementary school teaches lessons, helps former student through “Kindness Week”
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Centennial Elementary in Lewiston, Idaho kicked off “Kindness Week” on Monday. Local police officers, firefighters, district security officers, the school district’s superintendent, and even the town’s mayor made appearances at the assembly. The full video of the assembly can be watched below.

Debi Grant, the school’s PTA president, said the school hosts the special week for “students and faculty to model and teach kindness throughout the community.”

However, this year’s event is especially important.

Last summer, a former student was severely injured while visiting a nearby river. Unfortunately, Zack suffered a spinal injury leaving him without feeling from the neck down.

In order to help with recovery costs, a penny drive is being held to raise money for him and his family. Zack and his mom were in attendance at Monday’s assembly as special guests for the start of the drive.

Although there has already been an outpouring of support from the community, there is still work to be done. “Zach has to go back to Colorado in April for a check up so every penny counts,” said Grant.

This event and show of support is a great reminder that we can do something bigger than any one of us alone if we work together and show each other love.

Watch the full assembly below:

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