Our community really comes to life during the holiday season and Costa Mesa students are making it even better. Recent headlines boast of how students have been giving back this holiday season. Their efforts not only send a positive message out to the community but more importantly they offer inspiration and hope to so many. Some notable (and noble) examples that were newsworthy this past week were:
–The OC Register ran a piece about how 6th graders from Adams Elementary School went to Target to perform random acts of kindness. They randomly distributed $25 gift cards and motivated people to pay it forward by doing nice things for 3 other people.
-The Daily Pilot reported that Christ Lutheran School’s 4th-grade girl scout Troop 1461 gathered 117 winter coats to warm up those in need. The donations went to local nonprofit Share Our Selves, which does so much to provide necessities to people in the area. Also, the chapel took up a collection from students that will purchase for grocery store gift cards, which will be a blessing to local families.
-The same Daily Pilot article also noted that students at Mariners Christian School made shoe boxes with gifts for children all around the world as part of a program called Operation Christmas Child, which is run by nonprofit Samaritan’s Purse. This holiday season approximately 300 children will receive gifts!
Our children are representing the town in such a great way and are a source of pride for Costa Mesa. Thank you students & happy holidays!