When someone does something good, something out of the blue, there’s a tendency to want to pay it forward. Well, That’s what happened with two elementary schools, separated by 25 miles, and in separate districts, in Texas.
Keller Independant School District of Keller, Texas, decided it would provide all school supplies this year to students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. “We recognize that many members of our community are struggling financially as a result of this pandemic,” said KISD Superintendent Dr. Rick Westfall in a news release. “As the needs were presented we saw it as an opportunity to help take care of our families.”
This kind act inspired the Parent-Teacher-Association at Lone Star Elementary who then decided they would spread the kindness and Pay-It-Forward, with a School Supply Drive.
A parent reached out to the Fort Worth Independant School District Coordinator for Community and Strategic Partnerships and asked for a school that might need a bit of help and they were given the school supply list for Western Hills Elementary.
The Pay It Forward School Supply Drive then gathered up 2,842 packages of school supplies totaling more than $5,000 that were then donated to that school.
Those boxes of supplies now sit in the auditorium of Western Hills Elementary, waiting to get to kids.
This prompted Western Hills Elementary to post their gratitude on their Facebook page.
“During this time of great uncertainty, we’ve been comforted, encouraged, and humbled by the outpouring of generosity and support from our community. Western Hills Elementary sends our heartfelt gratitude to Lonestar Elementary PTA from Keller ISD for your generous donation of school supplies to our students. This donation will go a long way in ensuring our students are ready for this coming school year.”
The kindness displayed here is certainly worthy of being your Good News Story of the Day and if you want to see all the social media interactions you can find them and the full story here. But may we all pay forward any kindness we receive, be it from our fellow man, or from God above.
The Fort Worth ISD begins the school year online starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. Keller ISD returns Wednesday, Aug. 26, with In-Person Instruction or Remote Instruction, taking effect that day.
Story and Image from NBC DFW.