YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Children at The Goddard School in Yorktown collected 434 pound of food to benefit First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown.
The food drive was held throughout November. The children, teachers and families collected 434 pounds of nonperishable foods for local families in need.
“Teaching young children to help others creates a foundation for character development by building a strong sense of self, the importance of caring for others and an awareness of their ability to influence the world in positive ways, “ said Annette Cunha, on-site owner of The Goddard School. “We are proud to continue validating for the children the value of goodwill and caring. The children and teachers recognize the significance of giving back and being a part of their community through aiding those less fortunate.
"At The Goddard School, laying the foundation to good citizenship is fostered through the development of four essential skills: friendship, compassion, cooperation," she added.
“We collected it for people who don’t have any food, and all the kids had fun bringing it into school and putting it in the box,” says Jordan, age 4.
For more information on the Goddard School, visit Http://www.goddardschool.com/Yorktown-HeightsNY .
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