Lake Travis ISD students help raise funds for their school with acts of kindness

Isabella Spapperi-Winters and Ella Hallett (third grade) took an u201con-the-go snacksu201d gift basket with thank you cards to the local fire department. On the same day the girls also visited the police department to deliver cookies and thank you notes.

Isabella Spapperi-Winters and Ella Hallett (third grade) took an u201con-the-go snacksu201d gift basket with thank you cards to the local fire department. On the same day the girls also visited the police department to deliver cookies and thank you notes.

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A Bee Creek Elementary third grade classroom gathered clothing and wrote letters to send to a Haiti orphanage.
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A Bee Creek Elementary first grade class wrote notes on hearts for veterans and Operation Finally Home.
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Isabella Spapperi-Winters and Ella Hallett (third grade) took an “on the go snacks” gift basket with thank you cards to the local fire department. On the same day, the girls also visited the police department and delivered cookies and thank you notes.
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Third grader Kate Chaplinski took a goody basket to the Police Department, which included a note thanking the officer who helps direct traffic in the morning at our school.
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Nate Ensminger (1st grade) held a lemonade stand to raise money for the Austin Humane Society.
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Penny Payne (Kindergarten) went door to door in the neighborhood collecting used books to donate to Better World Books (they resell the books and use the money to fund literacy programs). She and her mother also planned an event at the park for Kinders to pick up trash and bring things for the homeless.
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Penny Payne (Kindergarten) went door to door in the neighborhood collecting used books to donate to Better World Books (they resell the books and use the money to fund literacy programs). She and her mother also planned an event at the park for Kinders to pick up trash and bring things for the homeless.
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Isabella Spapperi-Winters and Ella Hallett (3rd grade) took an “on the go snacks” gift basket with thank you cards to the local fire department. On the same day, the girls also visited the police department and delivered cookies and thank you notes.
Bee Cave Elementary School held an inaugural kindness-focused fundraising campaign called Raise Craze this month.

During the fundraiser students went out and paid it forward by completing good deeds for others.

“Students have done a wide variety of acts of kindness, including volunteering at local food banks, hosting lemonade stands that benefit other organizations, making blessing bags for the homeless, sending treats and thank you notes to the police and fire stations, bringing in breakfast items for a local food pantry, writing kind notes to each other and to their teachers, picking up their neighbor’s trash, sending items and notes to underprivileged children in Haiti, and so much more,” Katie Kauachi, Bee Cave Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization president, said.

The initiative is Bee Cave Elementary-specific and put on by the school’s parent-teacher organization as the school's major fall fundraiser.

“We are raising money to purchase a Google Expeditions set for the school—virtual field trips to 600 plus locations—Book Nook software and to give 10 percent back to each classroom for specific needs chosen by the teacher,” Kauachi said.

As of Friday, the last day of the fundraiser, the school had logged about 2,700 acts of kindness and raised nearly $59,000.


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