Cornerspring Montessori School Students Support Local and Global Causes.
Each year Cornerspring Montessori School chooses an organization to sponsor as part of its curriculum in teaching students about community giving and service. As part of their work, the students discuss organizations they feel need the support the most or have a heartfelt connection with. The teachers help to narrow down a local and global community project for the entire school to support. It is always difficult to only support a few organizations in need; however, the students have narrowed it down to 4 organizations this year.
Students strongly felt it was important to support the Belfast Soup Kitchen again this year and worked quickly to collect donated food items to fill 6 boxes. The Robin Classroom gathered the items and with the aid of teacher Cindy Scappaticci delivered them to the Soup Kitchen on Friday, January 4th. This is Cornerspring’s 3rd year of supporting the Belfast Soup Kitchen. For more information or to help support the Belfast Soup Kitchen, you may contact Alex at 338-4845.
The Cardinal preschool and kindergarten classroom will be sponsoring a school wide Book Drive as our second community giving event. The books we collect will be distributed within our local community with the help of Broadreach; Family and Community Services. Broadreach is a United Mid-Coast Charities & a United Way of Eastern Maine Agency. They offer many different programs and services helping children and families in need in many different ways. The books we collect for them are planned to be distributed to families with children in need as well as used to help teach adult literacy. This is also one of Cornerspring’s continual community giving projects.
In addition to the Belfast Soup Kitchen and Broadreach, Cornerspring will continue its support of Amman Imman, Wells of Love for the fourth year. Students will raise funds in different capacities throughout the year to send to the organization in support of their Wells of Love project.
Finally, Cornerspring will be researching and supporting a local Animal Shelter this year. Students will hold events such as bake sales to help raise money for our furry friends.
"It feels really good to be helping people who really need our help, by giving them a little bit of all the love we have in our school, "one child remarked!