THE VERITAS Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Club collected nearly 120 boxes of cereal for the Hungry Kids Program at Suwilaawks Community School.

‘Kindness club’ helps hungry kids

VERITAS STUDENTS have taken random acts of kindness to another level, helping out others their ages.

VERITAS STUDENTS have taken random acts of kindness to another level, helping out others their ages.

The Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Club, also called the kindness club, has about 25 students from Grades 1 to 5, who meet every Monday and decide on their mission for that week, says music teacher Kelly Lima, who works with the club.

Students suggest their ideas and then vote on which they think is the best one.

Lima found out that the Suwilaawks Hungry Kids program goes through seven boxes of cereal each day and realized if each student in the club brought in a box of cereal to donate, it would add up quickly.

And it did, to almost 120 boxes.

One reason to help is that these students are growing up alongside the others so they need to help support each other, said Lima.

“The focus is not on the money but about what you as an individual can do to make others’ lives a bit better,” said Lima.

All Veritas students are welcome to join the club, she added.

Kindness club students encourage other schools to follow their lead, such as seeing how many boxes of cereal they can collect and donate to hungry kids.

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