Even the smallest acts of kindness in a tightly knit community like Canby can have big impacts, much like a chain reaction. It’s something the good folks at The Canby Center know well, and students at Knight Elementary School recently got a firsthand lesson.
Over the last several weeks, the school collected 266 boxes of unopened cereal to donate to local families in need. But first — they wanted to have just a bit of well-deserved fun.
At the school’s “Knight at the Museum” family night last week, those cereal boxes were lined up on the gym floor to create an elaborate domino chain in the shape of the heart. Families, students and staff gathered at the end of the night to count down to the big moment.
“We all cheered as all of the boxes fell perfectly along their path that ended in a giant heart shape,” counselor Amie Mykisen said.
Following the successful stunt, the boxes were sent over to help topple hunger at The Canby Center, where they will be distributed through its weekly Harvest Share program.
“This was a really unique and special opportunity to bring our school community together to do something fun and to support an organization that does so much for our community and our families,” Mykisen said.
Find out more about the work of The Canby Center at thecanbycenter.org.
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